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Gov’t reaffirms reduced tariffs despite high proposals

Chairman of the Mines and Energy Committee of Parliament, Emmanuel Akwasi Gyamfi

Government is optimistic of a reduction in the cost of electricity for the rest of this year. The optimism comes despite proposals for an increase in utility tariffs by service providers. This also follows a stakeholders’ forum ahead of the announcement of new tariffs by the end of this month. The average 14 percent reduction in the cost of electricity ...

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Utility service providers demand 200% increase in tariffs

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Utility service providers in the country are demanding an upward adjustment in their tariff, despite assurances given by the President to reduce electricity tariff. The utility companies, at a meeting the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) in a Joint Consultative forum in Accra, wanted tariffs increased by about 200 percent. Speaking to Citi Business News, the Chairman of the Technical Committee ...

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PURC meets key stakeholders on tariff reduction

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The Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) is set to meet key stakeholders today – February 12, 2018, over the proposed reduction in electricity tariffs. The stakeholders expected at today’s meeting include the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI). Today’s meeting is among the numerous negotiations to determine the reduction in tariffs for businesses. This is also in fulfillment of government’s plan ...

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AGI meets PURC over tariff reduction

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The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) wants regulators in the power sector to clamp down on illegal users of electricity in order to reduce the rising operational losses. The AGI believes this should afford stakeholders the opportunity to reduce the tariff for genuine users. The comment follows negotiations with the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) to reduce the cost of ...

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Fire guts Ghana EXIM Bank office at Ridge [Photos]

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Fire has gutted parts of the building housing the Ghana Exim Bank at Ridge in Accra. The blaze has since been put out by personnel of the Ghana National Fire Service. The building is situated close to the Greater Accra Regional Hospital. The Exim Bank shares the same complex as the National Youth Employment Agency (NYEP), Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), ...

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President demands quality service from new PURC Board

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President Akufo Addo has appointed Mr. Michael Opam as the Board Chairman of the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC). He is to Chair the Board which has eight others as members. Speaking at the inauguration of the board on Monday, November 27, 2017, the President charged the Commission to sanction all utility providers that fail in the delivery of service ...

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GTA initiates moves to reduce ‘numerous’ hospitality fees

CEO of the Ghana Tourism Authority(GTA) Mr. Akwesi Agyemang

The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has bemoaned the numerous charges associated with operating tourist sites in the country. GTA argues that the high electricity tariff billed hoteliers in the country, coupled with high taxes among others is crippling the tourism industry. According to the Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Tourism Authority, Akwesi Agyemang, the development, if unchecked, will continue ...

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