General News of Thursday, 10 October 2013
Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu, has downplayed the relevance of the Public Utility and Regulatory Commission (PURC), labeling the Commission as "useless and defunct."
Contributing to a panel discussion programme on Oman FM, Madam Ursula Owusu insisted that the PURC is only doing the bidding of government - a reason why they astronomically increased the tariffs on electricity and water services in the country.
According to her, the PURC is being "remote controlled" by government.
Due to this, the PURC seems to shirk its official duties and has become inconsiderate in their operations towards the Ghanaian citizenry.
Appealing to the Commission to consider the plight of Ghanaians, Madam Ursula Owusu stressed that it has since "proved that they are a totally useless, defunct organization because they will do their master’s bidding. And it doesn’t matter which government is in power they have a duty to protect the interest of the citizenry”.