Sachet and bottled water to be increased.
The cost of sachet water would rise to 50 pesewas.
A bag of 500ml by 30 sachet water will now cost GHC7 from retail trucks, while micro shops would now offer the same bag for GHC9.
According to the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (Naspawap), the cost of sachet water would increase to 50 pesewas starting on Monday, September 19.
According to a statement released by Naspawap on Wednesday (September 14), the increase is intended to assist producers in covering production costs as a result of rising raw material and fuel costs as well as the cedi’s depreciation.
“It is recommended that ice bottled water 500ml be retailed at GHC2, and iced bottled water, 750ml or medium size, be retailed at GHC3. Iced sachet water is recommended at 50 pesewas,” the statement said.
“A bag of sachet water, 500ml by 30, will now sell at GHC7 from the retail trucks. Mini shops will now retail a bag of sachet at GHC9 per bag,” it added.
Below is the full statement:Press Release on packaged water price review.
The national executive committee of the National Association of Sachet and Packaged water Producers (Naspawap) in consultation with stakeholders wishes to recommend the following price reviews of bottled and sachet water. These reviews serve as a guide to all regional associations and to ensure uniformity across the country.
The NEC also cautions that there might be slight variations across regions due to haulage to remote and distant areas.
It is recommended that ice bottled water 500ml be retailed at 2ghc, and iced bottled water, 750ml or medium size, be retailed at 3ghc. Iced sachet water is recommended at 50 Pesewas .
A bag of sachet water, 500ml by 30, will now sell at 7ghc from the retail trucks. Mini shops will now retail a bag of sachet at 9ghc per bag. These reviews take effect from Monday September 19, 2022
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 8.5ghc. Currently it is inching up to 10ghc.
Fuel prices have significantly gone up since our last review. It was 9 and now it is 14.5ghc, which is 61 % change since. March 23, 2022.
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 Director of corporate affairs
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SACHET AND PACKAGED WATER PRODUCERS
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