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Ghanaian cabinet approves taskfore to tackle high electricity charges

Source: Xinhua   2016-05-28 12:51:07            

ACCRA, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Ghanaian President John Mahama says the cabinet has approved an "Inter-Agency Taskforce" to resolve numerous complaints from the public over "killer" electricity charges, local media reported here Friday.

The task force, which comprises the Energy Commission, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), and other stakeholders, has been given up to June 3, 2016 to submit its report.

Following increasing complaints by power consumers, Mahama said he shared their concerns over what many have termed "killer charges" imposed on them by the nation's biggest power distributor.

"I share the frustration of Ghanaians affected by this anomalous situation and will do everything possible to find a speedy and sustainable solution to this issue.

"The present situation has to end, and I assure my fellow Ghanaians that this too, like other challenges we have faced together, will be fixed," Mahama said at a meeting with stakeholders on Friday.

The complaints from the public range from 150 percent to 300 percent increase in electricity bills which they consider as "inconsiderate, insensitive and inappropriate."

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Ghanaian cabinet approves taskfore to tackle high electricity charges

Source: Xinhua 2016-05-28 12:51:07

ACCRA, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Ghanaian President John Mahama says the cabinet has approved an "Inter-Agency Taskforce" to resolve numerous complaints from the public over "killer" electricity charges, local media reported here Friday.

The task force, which comprises the Energy Commission, Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), and other stakeholders, has been given up to June 3, 2016 to submit its report.

Following increasing complaints by power consumers, Mahama said he shared their concerns over what many have termed "killer charges" imposed on them by the nation's biggest power distributor.

"I share the frustration of Ghanaians affected by this anomalous situation and will do everything possible to find a speedy and sustainable solution to this issue.

"The present situation has to end, and I assure my fellow Ghanaians that this too, like other challenges we have faced together, will be fixed," Mahama said at a meeting with stakeholders on Friday.

The complaints from the public range from 150 percent to 300 percent increase in electricity bills which they consider as "inconsiderate, insensitive and inappropriate."

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