PURC takes ‘Catch them Young’ campaign to schools in Accra

PURC takes ‘Catch them Young’ campaign to schools in Accra

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The Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) has taken its public education of consumers on their rights and responsibilities in the usage of electricity and water to schools.

This is to ensure that young people are made aware of their responsibilities and the workings of the Commission.

Addressing students at the St John’s Grammar Senior High School in Accra, Regional Manager of the PURC, Robert Aziz explained that it is essential to get students informed about energy saving tips and proper usage to make them more responsible.

The Manager further explained to the students, energy and water conservation tips.

Some of the tips are ironing clothes in bulk, switching off lights when not in use, Television and other gadgets should not be left on standby mode and washing cars with water in buckets instead of using water hose.

He stressed that conservation is critical in reducing the bills making parents able to meet other needs, including paying fees.

The Commission engaged over 1500 students in its first quarter of 2019 schools programme which it has dubbed, “Catch them Young.”

Below are the details of the release issued by the Commission

SCHOOL EDUCATION AT ST JOHN’S GRAMMAR, GREATER ACCRA

The Greater Accra Regional office of the Commission embarked on Public Education programmes in the first quarter of the year, 2019 which were aimed at creating awareness, educating consumers of electricity and water on their rights and responsibilities and intensifying the outreach efforts of the Commission as a whole, it was also create, gather feedback about consumers awareness level of the commission.

In the first Quarter of 2019 schools programme dubbed “Catch them Young” was conducted at St’ John’s Grammar Senior High School in the Greater Accra Region. Over one thousand and five Hundred (1500) students participated in the program. The Greater Accra Regional team took Staff and Students through the functions and Complaints policy and procedures of the Commission.

The Greater Accra Regional manager of the Commission explained that everyone uses electricity and water, and need to know their rights and responsibilities.

The Manager further explained to the students on energy and water conservation tips; they should iron in bulk, switch of lights when not in use, Television and other gadgets should not left on standby mode and wash cars with water in buckets instead of the use water hose.

The Manager, ended by saying Conservation is critical in reducing the bills of their parents that would enable them to meet their needs as students.

The Students and Staff were very happy and grateful to the Commission for education and asked many questions. The team took time to offer explanations to all questions asked.

On behalf of the Executive Secretary of the Commission, Mrs. Mami Dufie Ofori, the team was grateful to the Headmaster, Staff and Students for the opportunity to conduct the School education.

By: Jonah Eledi/awakenewsonline.com