The National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) has announced an upward increment in the prices of sachet and bottled water effective Monday, September 19.
The price reviews have been necessitated by the rising cost of inputs such as fuel and packaging materials which are mainly imported as well as electricity and water tariff increment which took effect from September 1, 2022, a statement from the NASPAWAP has said.
Ice bottled water, 500ml will be retailed at GH¢2, and iced bottled water, 750ml or medium size, will be retailed at GH¢3. Also, Iced sachet water will be sold at GH¢0.50p.
A bag of sachet water, 500ml by 30, will now sell at GH¢7 from the retail trucks. Mini shops will now retail a bag of sachet at GH¢9 per bag.
“These reviews serve as a guide to all regional associations and to ensure uniformity across the country,” the statement said adding that there might be slight variations across regions due to haulage to remote and distant areas.
“At our previous review in March 2022, the dollar was in the region of GH¢8.5. Currently, it is inching up to GH¢10. Fuel prices have significantly gone up since our last review. It was GH¢9 and now it is GH ¢14.5, which is a 61 percent 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 bear with us,” it intimated.