The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) is today, February 12, 2018 meeting with Utility Service Providers and key stakeholders in a joint consultative encounter over the major tariff review set for this year.
The stakeholders to be engaged at today’s meeting include the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), NEDco, GRIDCo, ECG, GWCL among other stakeholders.
The Executive Secretary of PURC, Mrs Maami Dufie Ofori addressing the gathering said PURC reviews tariff every two years and hence the meeting is to review tariff from 2018-2020.
Today’s meeting forms part of the numerous negotiations to determine the reduction in tariffs for businesses.
The Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori Atta in his presentation of the 2018 budget stated that the tariffs will go down by 13 percent on the average for industrial users of power.
This move is also dovetailed into government’s plan to reduce the cost of doing business in Ghana.