Management of Kejetia market has settled on allocating to each store a pre-paid meter.
It is a move aimed at addressing the challenge of high electricity tariffs which have for long suffocated occupants of stores within the facility.
Traders per the arrangement of management on the mode of acquisition will have to pay an amount of GHs 850 for a single meter.
Explanation given on the price value is that; the above amount covers fee on installation (GHs 150) and a unit price of a meter ( GHs 700).
All payments for what management have described as a customized pre-paid meter will have to be made at Yaa Asantewaa Rural Bank Ltd.
Utility charges will as usual be subjected to a commercial rating and will not be limited only to power tapped from the national grid but will include electricity generated by a thermal plant that alternatively powers the market.
Service charges on security lights installed all over the facility are also inclusive.
Prior to the abovementioned, the entire facility will undergo a rewiring within a period of 4 months, starting July 2021.
This was announced by the Chairman for Kejetia Petty Traders Association, Nana Kwasi Prempeh at a meeting with traders on Friday 18th June 2021.
However, scores of traders have kicked against the price of the meter, describing it as a “killer-price”.
Comparing and contrasting it with the ones acquired for their private residence, they have vowed not to accept the GHs 850 price stated by management, deducing that officials want to use that as a medium to milk them indirectly.
They have therefore called on authorities to beat down the price to a reasonable amount.