Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A six member Committee made up of representatives from the Association of Ghana Industries (AGI), the Public Utility Regulatory Commission (PURC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) has been formed with the aim of reviewing utility tariffs.
The decision was arrived at after a two-hour meeting between the AGI, TUC, PURC and the Vice President, John Dramani Mahama.
The meeting was held to find long-lasting solutions to the disagreement that came up as a result of the new tariffs that were announced in June this year.
During the meeting, there were a lot of deliberations some of which include whether the government should use added taxes to subsidies increased tariffs or try to convince the PURC to reduce the prices
John Dramani Mahama disclosed today that he has already met the utility companies twice and also met the PURC once to find an amicable solution after being given the mandate by President Mills to help resolve the issue.
After a the meeting, the Vice President noted that based on new proposals that came up during the meeting, there was the need for stakeholders to further deliberate on the issue to come out with a negotiation for mutual benefit.
He asked all stakeholders to be patient and hoped that the committee would come out with productive solutions to the stalemate that exists among the concerning parties.
The membership of the committee was made up of two individuals from PURC, TUC and AGI.
They are expected to, within a week come out with recommendations in which the government would be the mediator.


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