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The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has approved a 27.15 per cent increase in electricity and 21.55 per cent increase in water.

The PURC announced this to the media earlier today. The new tariffs take effect September 1, 2022.

The development comes after utility companies including the Electricity Company of Ghana and Ghana Water Company Limited proposed an increase in tariffs by 148% and 334% respectively.

PURC however explains that the decision was arrived at after rigorous analysis and extensive consultations with industry players, as well as an assessment of the economic conditions of consumers.

Addressing journalists in Accra today, August 15, 2022, the Chairman of the PURC, Mr. Ebo Quagraine called on the public to support the utility companies to recoup revenues by reporting illegal connections.

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