The technical committee set up by government to review the recent tariff increment has presented its report to government.
The committee was set up to review the recent tariff increments.
The committee was among other things, tasked to review the tariff increment in order to offer necessary recommendations which will be effected by the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC).
Speaking to Citi News, the Deputy Minister of Information and Media Relations, Murtala Mohammed said the PURC and government will consider the suggestions made by the technical committee and determine the next line of action.
He further stated that government was not only concerned about the amount of money paid by consumers for utility services but the quality of service delivered to consumers by utility providers.
“Government shares the plight of the ordinary Ghanaian. Government is not only concerned about the payment of utility tariffs, but it is also concerned about the delivery, efficiency, adequacy of the utility services.”
According to him, the technical committee did not have the mandate to make adjustments in utility tariffs since it did not have the mandate to do so.
“The technical committee can make some recommendations to the PURC on effective ways of tackling the upward adjustment in tariffs, they cannot effect those adjustments. It is only the PURC that has the mandate by law to make adjustment in utility tariffs.”
By: Marian Efe Ansah/citifmonline.com/Ghana