Category archives for: Electricity

Ghana: Textile Workers Seeks 20% Reduction in Utility Tariffs

Accra, March 6, 2018//-The Textile, Garment and Leather Employees Union (TGLEU) say they are not satisfied with the 30 percent reduction in utility tariffs.

Ghana Reduces Electricity Tariffs by 10-30%

Accra, March 5, 2018//-Ghana’s  Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC)  today announced a 10-30 percent reduction in prices of electricity effective March 15 2018, according to an official statement.

 Ghana Puts Hope on New Oil Projects to Increase  Energy Production

Accra, March 5, 2018//-Ghana has its eyes fixed on increased oil production for local use and export to accelerate the economy, following the peaceful resolution of its border dispute with Côte d’Ivoire and the picking up of oil prices on the world market.

Study: High Electricity Tariffs Making Ghanaians Poorer

March 2, 2018//-A study by the Economics Department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has revealed, high electricity tariffs are making Ghanaians poorer.

OPIC Commits $2.4 Billion into Power Africa Initiative

Johannesburg, South Africa, March 2, 2018// — The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has committed $2.4 billion to date to the U.S. Power Africa initiative to harness the resources of the private sector to bring more electricity to Africa.

How Electricity Changes Lives: A Rwandan Case Study

More than 1.1 billion people in developing countries lack access to electricity. Some 590 million live in Africa, where the rural electrification rate is particularly low at only 14%.

Gov’t Reaffirms Reduced Tariffs Despite High Proposals

February 13, 2018//-Government is optimistic of a reduction in the cost of electricity for the rest of this year.

How NEDco Wants Poor Communities to Pay 200% More for Power

Accra, February 12, 2018//-Consumers in six regions in Ghana could pay 200% more for power supply if the request by Northern Electricity Distribution Company Limited (NEDco) gets Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) approval.

Accra-based Think-tank to Gov’t: Hedge Ghana’s Oil

Accra, February 7, 2018//-The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), an Accra-based think-tank  has urged government to immediately hedge its oil import and export to control the price of fuel at the pumps, and also generate enough revenue.

Why Gov’t Should Scrap Special Petroleum Tax  

January 30, 2018//-The Chamber of Petroleum Consumers (COPEC) has called on the Ghanaian government to scrap the Special Petroleum Tax (SPT) and other levies that have made the cost of petroleum products in the country shoot up.

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