The National Executive Committee (NEC) 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 in prices across the regions due to haulage to remote and distant areas.
It is recommended that ice bottled water 500ml be retailed at GHc 2.00, and iced bottled water, 750ml or medium size, be retailed at GHc 2.50 and 1.5L bottled water GHc 3.50.
According to a press statement issued and signed by Mr Magnus Nunoo, President of NASPAWAP, iced sachet water remains unchanged at 40p.
He said a bag of sachet water, 500ml by 30pcs, will now sell at GHc 6.00 maximum from the retail trucks.
Mini shops will now retail a bag of sachet at 8.00 ghc per bag maximum. These new prices takes effect from Friday April 01, 2022.
He explained that the price reviews have been necessitated by the rising cost of inputs, such as fuel and packaging materials which are mainly imported and produced from petroleum sources.
“At our previous review the exchange rate of the dollar was in the region of 6.50 ghc. Currently it is inching up to GHc 8.50. Fuel which forms a major cost of distributing the products to the market centers has significantly gone up since our last review”, he stated.
Mr Nunoo indicated that it was GHc 6.50 per liter and now it is above GHc 11 per liter, which is averaging 69.2% change since Jan 1 2022 when the old prices were implemented.
He pleaded with the government and its agencies to take a second look at many fees and taxes on the packaged water industry to help reduce the financial burden to save the industry and protect jobs for the youths along the value chain from production to consumption of the packaged water.
He also drew the attention of the government to consider the significant impact of the packaged water industry on the eradication of water-borne diseases and the achievement of the SDG goals on water.