Just about 30 people turned up at the Truth and Accountability Forum’s demonstration against utility tariff hikes on Thursday.
The march, was to also protest against what the group describes as harsh economic conditions.
XYZ News’ Reporter, Osei Owusu Amankwah, who marched along with the demonstrators, reported that Police Officers detailed to protect the marchers outnumbered the demonstrators.
He says there were about 50 Officers who policed the march on some major streets of the national capital.
Spokesperson for the group, Saaka Salia told Osei Owusu Amankwah he was nonetheless impressed by the turn up.
GRIDco, which conveys power from power producer, Volta River Authority, (VRA) and other generating companies to bulk customers such as the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG), submitted proposals for an upward tariff adjustment of 39.36 percent.
The VRA requested an increment of 137.5%.
The ECG which distributes power to homes and businesses requested a 166% increase in tariff across board while the Ghana Water Company demanded an increase of 99.39%.
However, the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) approved 78.9 percent for electricity and 52 percent for water after various meetings with the service providers.
Organised labour and several civil society groups have kicked against the tariff hikes.