The price of sachet water (pure water) is set to rise starting today, April 1. The new price of packaged water is influenced by rising raw material and gasoline costs, as well as the cedi’s depreciation to the dollar, according to the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP).
The retail trucks will sell a bag of sachet water, 500ml by 30pcs, for a maximum of 6 Ghana Cedis.
With this, a water sachet is then set to cost 40 pesewas while a 500ml bottle of water will cost 2 Ghana Cedis. Iced bottled water in 750ml or medium sized bottle will be offered for 2.50.
Shops and sellers, on the other hand, will sell the pure water for a maximum of $8 per bag. The 1.5L and large bottled water will cost 3.50cedis each.
Magnus Nunoo, the Association’s president, explained that most inputs and packaging materials, which are primarily imported and derived from petroleum sources, have suffered price increases.
He stated that at the time of their last evaluation, the dollar’s exchange rate was around 6.50 Ghana cedis but now, it is trading at $8.50.
Since their last study, he continued that the the cost of fuel, which is a major component of delivering items to market centers, has increased dramatically.
The president also urged the government to review the packaged water industry’s tax rules in order to help decrease the industry’s financial burden and rescue it. Check Parliament Approves E-Levy: Full List of Transactions the E-Levy will Cover.
Following the new price of Sachet water which is to sell at 40p and a bag for 8 Cedis, he cautioned, that due to transportation to remote and distant locales, there could be some price fluctuations across regions.
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