Ghana Electricity Tariffs To Go Up In October

The government has served notice that electricity tariffs would be increased when the power barges being constructed in Turkey, as part of efforts to boost the energy situation, are brought to the country in October.

The Deputy Minister of Power, Mr John Jinapor, who announced this at the opening of the 29th Biennial Conference of Ghana Science Association in Tamale on Tuesday, said it does not make economic sense to continue to subsidise electricity when the cost of production keeps rising.

The three-day conference was to enable members of Ghana Science Association, which brought together energy experts and technologists amongst other stakeholders, to deliberate on the current energy crisis facing the country to come up with alternatives to improve the situation.