Scores of residents of Nungua, Teshie, La all in Accra hit the streets on Tuesday to protest high electricity tariffs.

Clad in red apparels, wielding placards and chanting 'jama' songs, the residents demanded immediate reduction in the electricity tariffs.

According to them, the level of tariff increase far exceeds a 59.2 percent announced by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) some months ago.

Teshie tariff demo

Some inscriptions on the placards read "EGC eegbe wo"-to wit, 'Electricity Company of Ghana is killing us'. Another read: "Beauticians and hairdressers are suffering".

Teshie tariff demo

Some told Joy News' Jennifer Akuamoah they have exhausted the necessary channels for a resolution of the problem, hence the demonstration.

Teshie tariff demo

The aggrieved residents marched to the office of the Municipal Chief Executive’s office to petition the President to order an immediate reduction in the tariffs, especially for prepaid customers.

The petition was reportedly received by aides of the Municipal Chief Executive. The residents plan to announce their next line of action if their grievances are not resolved at a later date.

 

 

 

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