The price of sachet water commonly referred to as ‘pure water’ is to sell at ¢0.50p, effective Monday, September 19, according to an official statement.
The product was selling at GH¢0.40p per sachet since April 1.
The National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) has attributed the rise in price of the product to the increasing cost of raw materials, fuel and the depreciation of the cedi.
The association in a statement also recommended that bottled water prices be increased.
“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.
“These reviews serve as a guide to all regional associations and to ensure uniformity across the country,” the statement added.
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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 causions 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
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH