General News of 2014-02-07

Sachet water price goes up by 50%

The price of sachet water popularly known as "pure water" has been increased by 50 percent.

This means consumers will have to buy it for 15 pesewas instead of the current price of 10p.

The 50 percent increment is as a result of losses incurred by producers, according to Magnus Nunoo, President of the Sachet and Bottled Water Producers Association.

He noted that the increment, which was supposed to take effect in October 2013 after Parliament passed a 10% environmental tax on plastics, was stopped due to public outcry.

But Magnus Nunoo in an interview with Citi News said the time is now to ensure the survival of the industry.

“We are asking all our members to comply with the 15p because there is no way you can survive on the current price of 10p per sachet,” he added.

Source: citifmonline.com
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