The ranking for cheapest electricity cost on the African continent is out, with Ghana ranking 9th and number 1 in West Africa.
The list released by GlobalPetrolPrices.com, which is known to track the retail prices of motor fuel, electricity, and natural gas in over 150 countries, also saw Ghana placed 27th in the World.
With Utility service providers calling for an increment in charges over a period time, some Ghanaians raged that the current prices are even still too high to afford.
The world average price of electricity is currently $0.133 per kilowatt/hour (kWh) for household users and $0.124 per kWh for business users.
In Ghana, citizens are paying $0.046 per kilowatt per hour for household and $0.10 per kilowatt per hour for business owners, equivalent to GHC 0.37 and GHC 0.80, respectively.
The Electricity Company of Ghana has called for a 138% increase in electricity charges for households and businesses
North African country Sudan sit on top in the world ranking with $0.002 per kilowatt per hour for household and $0.019 per kilowatt per hour for business owners, followed by Libya and Zimbabwe.
Below is a section of the Electricity cost World Ranking.
COUNTRY COST($) 100 cents =$1 RANKING
Sudan 0.002 1st
Libya 0.004 2nd
Ethiopia 0.007 3rd
Zimbabwe 0.013 4th
Angola 0.027 5th
Zambia 0.033 6th
Algeria 0.036 7th
Egypt 0.044 8th
Ghana 0.046 9th
Nigeria 0.057 10th
Tunisia 0.068 11th
Cameroon 0.080 12th
DRCongo 0.083 13th
Tanzania 0.098 14th
Botswana 0.103 15th
United States 0.159 16th
UnitedKingdom 0.265 17th
China 0.083 18th