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.