The National Executive Committee of the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) has said there would be another hike in the prices of sachet and bottled water.
They noted that the decision was taken following consultations with stakeholders’ after receiving the prices of bottled and sachet water.
Following this, the Association recommends that a bag of sachet water, 500ml by 30pcs will now sell at GHC7.00 from the retail trucks however mini shops will retail the same commodity at GHC9.00 per bag.
NASPAWAP noticed that iced sachet water will be retailed at GHC50 pesewas whiles the 500ml bottled water be sold at GHC2.00 and added that iced bottled water of 750ml or medium size goes for GHC3.00.
These reviews, NASPAWAP says take effect from Monday, September 19, 2022.
A statement issued Wednesday, September 14, 2022, by the Director of corporate affairs of the Association said “the price reviews have been necessitated by rising cost of inputs such as fuel and packaging materials which are mainly imported, increases in electricity and water which took effect from September 1, 2022.
“At our previous review in March 2022, the dollar was in the region of GHC8.5, Currently it is inching up to GHC10. Fuel prices have significantly gone up since our last review. It was GHC9 and now it is GHC14.5, which is 61 % change since. March 23, 2022.”
Part of the statement charged all regional associations to ensure uniformity of the prices across the country and called on Ghanaians to cooperate with the dealers since there is the likelihood of slight variations across the regional levels due to haulage to remote and distant areas.
“The suggested adjustment is to help producers cover their production costs.
We appreciate the difficulties our consumers have to go through to endure these hardships. We appeal to all to bare with us,” the NASPAWAP statement stressed.
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