Residents of Techiman in the Bono East Region have expressed displeasure with the increment in the price of sachet water.
The economic crisis which they described as unfortunate is compelling them to resort to ‘panyin de panyin’ drinking water.
According to them, they had no choice but to return to ‘panyin de panyin’ drinking water, the old form of cheap, unhygienic packaged drinking water that was popular in the 90s as an innovation to survive the economic hardship.
The situation follows the newly announced upward adjustment in the prices of sachet and bottled water by the National Association of Sachet and Packaged Water Producers (NASWAP) effective Monday, October 31, due to rising production cost and fuel.
Per the directives of the Association, sachet water is now selling at 60 pesewa, and the 500ml bottled water is retailed at GH¢2.50, while the medium-sized bottled water goes for GH¢3.50 and the 1.5 litres at GH¢5.00.
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