Residents in Cape Coast, the Central Regional Capital of Ghana have shared mix ideas on the new 27.15 % increment in electricity tariffs which was announced by the Public utility and Regulatory Commission ( PURC) on August 15, 2022 to take effect on September 1, 2022 today.
This increment has got the attention of Cape Coasters as they have complained bitterly about how they are struggling with the country’s economy and now coming to face a new challenge with the increment of electricity tariffs.
Speaking in an interview with Darling fm’s Angel TV reporter Anaafi Kokooto, some of the traders at Abura Market explained that, they are even struggling with how to sell their goods and services since the inflation rate has climbed to 31.7% last month.
” Even prices of shaving sticks , matches, tomatoes , oranges among other perishable and non perishable goods have all climbed up, therefore appealing to the government to consider us with the prices of Electricity tariffs since we are not in normal times “, they disclosed to Anaafi Kokooto.
Storyby : Anaafi Kokooto Darling fm Cape Coast