Cost of a sachet water is now ¢0.40

Cost of a sachet water is now ¢0.40

The National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASPAWAP) National Executive Committee (NEC) has advised all of its members to raise the prices of their products starting from Monday, 27th December 2021. The cost of sachet water is now ¢0.40 in Ghana.

The Association announced in a press release issued by the National President, Magnus Nunoo, that sachet water will be sold at 40pesewas, while 500ml bottled water, which was previously sold at 1, will now be sold at 1.50.

“The 500ml bottled water should be sold for $1.50, and the 750ml or medium size bottled water should be sold for $2.00.” In addition, the 1.5L or large bottled water will be sold for $3.50,” the announcement reads in part.

“Iced sachet water will be retailed at $0.40,” the Association noted. The retail trucks will now sell a bag of 500ml sachet water in 30 pieces for $4.50. Mini stores will now sell a bag of sachets for $6 per bag.”

They said that the price increase was forced by increased input costs, such as fuel, vehicle spare parts, and packaging materials, all of which are primarily imported products.

The Association advised its members to assess their rates in order to maintain consistency across the country, noting that in the past, producers had to bear part or all of these taxes in order to stay afloat. However, the local water sector is becoming increasingly unsustainable.

“Unfortunately, fuel price reviews elicit a great deal of public uproar whenever the government slaps even the tiniest tax on it. The public, on the other hand, turns a blind eye to bottled water fees, which are to blame for the exorbitant rates consumers must pay,” the Association noted.

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By Athleticshour

Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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