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Pure water to sell at 50 pesewas a sachet effective, Sept.19.

Pure water to sell at 50 pesewas a sachet effective, Sept.19.
Pure water to sell at 50 pesewas a sachet effective, Sept.19.

Iced sachet water and iced bottled water prices are anticipated to rise effective September 19, 2022.

Iced water will reportedly start retailing for 0.50 pesewas and GH¢3, respectively, in iced sachets and bottles.

The price increase has been ascribed to growing input costs, including those for fuel and packaging materials, which are mostly imported, as well as increases in the cost of power and water starting on September 1, 2022.

It further said that the proposed change is intended to assist manufacturers in meeting their production expenses.

A release by the National executive committee of the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) on September 14, 2022, stated that there may be "slight variations across regions due to haulage to remote and distant areas."

"At our previous review in March 2022, the dollar was in the region of GH¢8.5. Currently, it is inching up to GH¢10. Fuel prices have significantly gone up since our last review. It was GH¢9 and now it is GH¢14.5, which is a 61% change since March 23. 2022.”, the Association noted.

The association also said that the suggested prices should act as a reference to guarantee consistency in the product's selling throughout the nation.

"It is recommended that ice bottled water 500ml be retailed at GH¢2 and iced bottled water, 750ml or medium size, be retailed at GH¢3.

"Iced sachet water is recommended at GH¢50. A bag of sachet water, 300ml by 30, will now sell at GH¢7 from the retail tucks. Mini shops will now retail a bag of sachet at GH¢9 per bag.", the statement detailed.

The sachet and packaged water producers, therefore, empathized with consumers regarding the growing difficulties in the country.

"We appreciate the difficulties our consumers have to go through to endure these hardships. We appeal to all to bear with us.”, it concluded.

Source: ghananews.hrforum.uk

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