Consumers of sachet water and bottled water will pay more for the product effective September 19, 2022.
The National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) say they have reviewed the prices of bottled and sachet water upwards because of the rising cost of inputs such as fuel and packaging materials which are mainly imported as well as increases in electricity and water which took effect from September 1, 2022.
The Association in a statement to the public opined that a bag of sachet water, 500ml by 30pcs, will be sold at ¢7 maximum from the retail trucks. Mini shops, however, will retail the commodity at ¢9 per bag maximum.
The price of iced sachet water will be retailed at ¢0.50p, while the 500ml bottled water will be retailed at ¢2. Iced bottled water of 750ml or medium size, will be sold at ¢3.00.
“At our previous review in March 2022, the dollar was in the region of GHS8.5. Currently, it is inching up to GHS10. Fuel prices have significantly gone up since our last review. It was GHS9 and now it is GHS14.5 since March 23, 2022,” a statement said.
The statement also added that the adjustment is to help producers cover their production costs.
Portions of the statement, however, cautioned that there might be slight variations in prices across the regions due to haulage to remote and distant areas.