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Mr. Speaker provides a breakdown of why Ghana Water wants an increment of 334% in tariffs (Video)

The management of Ghana Water Company has proposed to the PURC to increase water tariffs by a whopping 334%.

This, they say is to empower the company to run a world class utility organization which will provide quality and consistent water flow.

According to the GWCL over the few years, the approved tariff which was long approved years ago is currently not cost reflective thus calling for this new proposed tariff to be approved.

“The Government of Ghana is committed to expanding access to safe water supply services in urban areas with particular focus on improving water production and expansion of distribution systems and ensuring sustainable financing of the sector. It is estimated that about $2billion will have to be invested in water production to help increase current urban coverage to 100% country-wide by 2025.

Notwithstanding the challenges mentioned above, it is important to consider the broad sectoral focal areas that impact on water operations. These include sustainable water sources, access to potable water, sustainable financing, improved public private partnerships, capacity building, good governance, good research and development, monitoring and evaluation, water safety and customer interest/education” GWCL said in the proposal to PURC.

Kwame Appiah on Wednesday, 11th May 2022, delved deeper into the proposal with much elaboration.


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