The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) has directed all its members to review the prices of their products upward.
In a press release, the Association stated that sachet water will be sold at 40pesewas and 500ml bottled water sold at GHC1.00 will now be sold at GHC1.50.
The new prices are expected to take effect from Monday, December 27, 2021.
The statement read “It is recommended that the 500ml bottled water be retailed at GHC1.50, and the 750ml or medium size bottled water be retailed at GHC2.00. The 1.5L or large bottled water is to be retailed at GHS3.50,”
“Iced sachet water will be retailed at 40peswas. A bag of sachet water, 500ml by 30pcs, will now sell at GHC4.50 from the retail trucks. Mini shops will now retail a bag of sachet at GHC6 per bag minimum.”
“Regrettably, fuel price reviews attract a lot of public outcries anytime the government imposes the slightest tax on it. However, the public turns a blind eye to taxes on bottled water, which account for the high prices consumers have to bear,”