The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) after a session with stakeholders reviewed the expenses of packaged water, powerful Monday, September 19, 2022.
It has, therefore, encouraged that iced bottled water, 500ml be retailed at GH¢2, and iced bottled water, 750ml or medium size, be retailed at GH¢3.
The NASPAWAP additionally encouraged that iced sachet water is bought at 50 Pesewas even as a bag of sachet water, 500ml through 30, is bought at GH¢7 from the retail trucks.
The NEC said that Mini stores will now retail a bag of sachet at GH¢9.
In a statement, the Sachet and Packaged Water Producers Association stated the critiques function as a manual for all nearby institutions and make certain uniformity throughout the country.
It additionally advised that there are probably moderate versions throughout the areas because of haulage to far-flung and remote areas.
“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. Iced sachet water is recommended at 50 Pesewas. 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 take effect from Monday, September 19, 2022,” it stated.
The Sachet and Packaged Water Producers Association explained that 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 the increment in electricity and water tariff which took effect from September 1, 2022.
“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 9 and now it is GH¢14.5, which is a 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 bear with us,” the NEC stated.