Lethem residents urge rethink of higher electricity tariffs

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Electricity tariffs for Lethem were recently increased by $20 and this has left residents disturbed and they want the rate revisited, resident Carl Parker says.

From this month, residents will have to pay $75 per kilowatt hour (kWh) having previously paid $55/kWh. Parker contended that the increase means that residents will now be paying the highest electricity tariff in Guyana. However, Stabroek News has been told that Mahdia residents pay approximately $100/kWh.

When contacted, Daniel Gajie, the acting Chief Executive Officer of the Lethem Power Company (LPC), said that the tariff increase is due to the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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