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2019 1st Quarter: PURC received 552 complaints from Eastern Region

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has received about 552 complaints mainly from electricity consumers on accumulated billings, unlawful disconnection, and quality of service...
Mr Solomon Kotei

ICU requests for automatic adjustments formula on tariff

The Industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) has called on the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) to make the Automatic Tariff Adjustment Formula (AAF)...
An employee works on electric pylons at a power station in Greater Noida on the outskirts of New Delhi June 8, 2012. REUTERS/Parivartan Sharma/Files

PURC to announce new tariffs on Feb. 1

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has stated that the new tariffs for the year will take effect from 1 February 2019. The Chairman of...
Electricity

‘Currency Depreciation Not Enough for Increased Tariffs in 2019’

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) said the current depreciation of the local currency alone cannot be used to justify increases in tariffs for...

PURC tasked to treat Ghanaians fairly

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday inaugurated the newly constituted Board of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), charging the members to take...

PURC defends decision

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), has defended its decision to spend about GHc30 million in constructing 500 boreholes in selected communities across the...

PURC Penalizes ECG

The sanction was in respect of the opening hours of Customer Service Centres and Pre-Payment Metering Vending Points of the ECG. ...
electricity

Cabinet approves a task force to look into Ghana’s high power charges

The task force, which comprises the Energy Commission, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), and other stakeholders, has been given...
Nana Yaa Jantuah-External Relations Manager, PURC

PURC Public Affair Director Receives Doctorate Degree

Nana Yaa, who is the Director of Public Affairs of the PURC, received the award at a short ceremony, in Accra, on Friday, where...
Nsawam Water crisis

More than three million Ghanaians lack safe drinking water

According to global charity, Water Aid Ghana, (W,A,G); Coalition of NGOs in Water and Sanitation (CONIWAS) and the Ghana Watsan Journalists Network (GWJN) the...

Nana Yaa Jantuah says Ghana has low-cost utility tariffs

Nana Yaa Jantuah said that, irrespective of complaints by Ghanaian consumers that they are being burdened with hefty tariffs, the country’s tariff regime, as...
Inflation

January Inflation Rate Reaches 4.6%

The monthly change rate for January 2016 was 4.6 per cent compared with December change of 1.1 per cent. The food inflation rate for January...
Nana Yaa Jantuah-External Relations Manager, PURC

ECG and GWCL asked to reimburse customers

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has threatened to impose sanctions if the order is not strictly enforced. PURC says it has come to its...
ecg meter

ECG Under Pressure To Fix Billing Discrepancies

A statement from the PURC signed by Dr Simons Akorli, Director, Regulatory Economics and Research reiterated that the percentage increase across board for all...
TUC Boss Kofi Asamoah

No tariff increment until dumsor is over! – TUC

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission has come under severe bashing after it increased utility tariffs by more than 50%. The increase in utility tariffs comes...
pay electricity

2015 first quarter will not see tariff increments

There will be no change in existing tariffs for electricity and water for the first quarter of 2015, the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC),...

VRA Boost Effort To Increase Power Supply

Dr. Emmanuel Annan, Board Chairman of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), says the coming on stream of the Atuobo gas power plant had...

PURC Visit VRA Projects

The Technical Committee of the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) on Thursday paid a working visit to the Volta River Authority (VRA) and the...

Ghana Increases Utility Tariffs Again

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission has announced a 6.1 percent increase in water tariff and 12 percent in the tariff for electricity. The hike is...

Is PURC a Toothless Bulldog?

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has declared its intention to sanction the three power providers for their inability to make available to the...

Local Power Agencies Fail Ghana

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has directed the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Volta River Authority (VRA) and Ghana Grid Company Limited (GRIDCo)...

Hard Times Ahead For Ghanaians-TUC Boss

The Secretary General of the?Trade Unions?Congress (TUC), Kofi Asamoah says?increases in tariffs through the automatic tariff adjustment system beginning next year, is likely to...

TUC Compels Govt To Reduce Utility Tariff

Ghana Trade Union Congress strike action threat has compelled government to reduce utility tariff by 25%. Government has therefore?announced a reduction in electricity tariff...

Tariff Increases Too High for Ghanaian Workers-TUC

The Ghana Trades Union Congress (TUC) says the recent tariff increases announced by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) are too high for Ghanaian...

Confirmed! No Utility Tariff Increment yet

There will not be any increase in utility tariff anytime soon, at least not before the end of May 2013, thus according to Moses...