Sachet water will be sold for 30 pesewas apiece effective February 1, 2016, the National Association of Sachet Water Producers has announced.
A 50 per cent jump in the price was announced by the association at a news conference in Accra Tuesday January 26.
The Association has also hinted at further hikes in the coming weeks if utilities regulator, Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), fails to open talks over the New Year increases in water and electricity tariffs.
The PURC in December last year increased electricity and water tariffs by 59.2% and 67.2%, respectively, while a 27 per cent tax was slapped on petroleum products in early January.
Magnus Nunoo, President of the Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers said they have requested a meeting with the PURC, adding that if the Commission does not heed the call, then “we will have to adjust prices a second time to reflect the actual price we are being charged as manufacturers”.
The price of sachet water, Mr Nunoo said, is going to move from 20p to 30p per sachet; and if after the press conference producers do not hear a favourable response from government, there will be a further increase to about 40 or 50p per sachet.