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Teshie-Nungua, La residents hit the streets over 'killer tariffs'

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Scores of angry residents of Nungua, Teshie and Labadi, on Tuesday hit the streets of Accra to express their anger over what they call 'killer tariffs' by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

Scores of angry residents of Nungua, Teshie and Labadi, on Tuesday hit the streets of Accra to express their anger over what they call 'killer tariffs' by the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG).

 

Several of the residents, clad in red and wielding placards were demanding immediate reduction in the cost of power.

According to them, the hikes in utility bills are affecting their businesses and livelihoods.

They have therefore called on President Mahama to intervene or else they will stage similar demonstrations in the coming days.

The calls by the residents come on the back of a directive by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) for the ECG to suspend the implementation of the current billing software “until further notice.”

This followed complaints from customers who use the post-paid meters that they are being overcharged after the new tariff implementation.

But in a statement, the ECG said it has “taken note of the various complaints from customers and stakeholders regarding meters and billing.”

ECG further assured Ghanaians that anomalies associated with its new billing software will be addressed by the end of June, 2016