Don’t attack government, come to us for redress – PURC tells –
The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) says it takes responsibility for more than 50% price hike in utility prices and that government had no hand in formulating a new water and electricity prices.
Public Affairs Director of PURC Nana Yaa Jantuah says she is surprised that dissatisfied utility consumers are attacking government following the announcement.
She maintained the PURC is an “independent” body uninfluenced by political considerations in taking its decisions.
Nana Yaa Jantuah wants dissatisfied members of the public to channel their grievances through the PURC.
“They can come to us to seek redress” she encouraged.
She explained that the increase is in the interest of the consumer.
“The interest of the consumer is about the availability of power”, she said, noting the power producers are suffering from the depreciation of the cedi.