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We won’t ‘steal’ your credits again – ECG

The Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) says it is taking measures to ensure that wrongful deductions are permanently curtailed. In December 2015, PURC announced an increase in utility tariffs, with a 59.2 percent increase for electricity and 67.2 percent for water. Some Ghanaians have since been complaining that they have been paying unreasonably more for especially, electricity tariffs, than they ...

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Angry TEWU officials walk out of Fair Wages meeting

Leaders of the Teacher and Educational Workers Union (TEWU) walked out of a meeting with the Fair Wages and Salaries Commission furious, as another attempt to address their salary concerns broke down. TEWU declared an indefinite strike few days ago, demanding that the disparities in the salaries of junior and senior staff of public universities be addressed. The National Labour ...

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Additional electricity charges meant for dev’t – ECG

The Electricity Company of Ghana has explained that additional charges on electricity tariffs are meant for developmental projects. Starrfmonline.com on Thursday revealed that power consumers are being charged 69% in electricity tariff instead of the 59.2% recent upward adjustment announced by the Public Utilities and Regulatory Commission (PURC). A letter in the possession of Starrfmonline.com states that apart from the ...

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Gov’t rakes GHc3.2bn from petroleum levies

The African Center for Energy Policy (ACEP) has accused government of overburdening Ghanaians by imposing many taxes on petroleum products. According to Mohammed Amin Adam, Executive Director of ACEP, the imposition of the 17.5 percent Special Petroleum Tax (SPT) on some selected petroleum products amounts to double taxation. Speaking to the media yesterday in Accra, Mr Adam estimated that based ...

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