Some consumers of sachet water have expressed displeasure at the intended increment in the price of sachet water which is their only source of drinking water as they say the rise in price will affect their daily expenditure.
Registering their concerns on Original News, Ms. Vida Addo, a trader at Markola Market and mother of four, said: “If we should be sincere with ourselves, the initial price of 20Gp is expensive. If we have to pay more for drinking water, then I will also consider reviewing the price of my wears.”
On his part, Mr. Wofa Kofi, a provision shop owner at Okaishie drug lane, claimed that he drank not less than 6 sachets a day and, therefore, he could not afford to spend about GH¢18 daily on water not to talk of his transport fare back home.
“This means I will have to reduce my consumption, which will be a difficult thing to do because water is life, some producers will also manufacture fake ones and sell at 20 pesewas which will lead to an outbreak of illness he added”.
Gifty Appiah who sells ‘pure water’ says “it is good news because we will get money but people [buyers] have threatened to bring their own water from home, and this will collapse our business”.
Ghanaians are expected to from Monday, March 11, 2021, buy a sachet of water for 30 pesewas representing a 50 percent increment.
The National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) announced the intended increment in a statement issued last Tuesday.
The association explained that the increment was due to the rising cost of production and distribution.
According to the National Director of Corporate Affairs of the association, Mr. Kwame Agyapon Ntra, who issued the statement, the new price would take effect from Monday, March 15, 2021.
Under the new regime, the price of a bag of sachet water will also be increased from GH¢3.50 to GH¢4.
By: Ernestina Afake | Originalfmonline.com | Ghana