Under Pressure ECG Clarifies New Tariffs

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The electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) has clarified issued relating to recently approved electricity tariffs, after consumers complained of being short-changed.

Electricity tariffs were increased by 59.2 percent and water tariffs 67.2 percent, from December 14, 2015. Consumers complained of being charged more than the approved rates.

Government, subsequently announced a reduction in electricity tariff after a “difficult and tortuous” round of negotiation with Labour unions.

The reduction of 15 percent, a slash from 59 percent to 45 percent was said to apply only to consumers using 50kwh or less, also termed lifeline
consumers.

The statement from the ECG, sought to answer questions about who the lifeline consumers are and some other questions asked by consumers.
The company, has also provided an update on subsequent developments and expected impact on consumers.

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