Cold store operators laud gov’t  for electricity tariff reduction

Cold store operators at Asafo market in the Kumasi metropolis of the Ashanti Region have lauded the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government for reducing electricity tariffs.

According to them, the reduction in electricity tariff has brought a big sigh of relief to their businesses, as they no longer pay hefty electricity bills.

Scores of cold store operators whose activities depended largely on electricity said the burden of spending huge sums of money on alternative power supply has been taken away due to the recent constant power supply.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ‘Gye Nyame’ Cold Store, Akua Anima, said she now spends two thousand five hundred Ghana cedis (GHS2,500) a month on electricity as compared to the previous four thousand Ghana cedis (GHS 4,000).

Another cold store operator, Mr Kofi Frank, also explained that he has been feeling the impact of the reduction. He, therefore, commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for honouring his promise of reducing the various utility tariffs.

The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) early this year announced a general reduction in electricity tariff, which took effect on March 15, 2018.

Non-residential customers per the new tariff cuts were to enjoy a thirty per cent (30%) reduction, while residential customers saw seventeen point five percent (17.5%) tariff cut.



Story: Franklin ASARE-DONKOH

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