The Electricity Distribution and Supply Authority (EDSA) (Sierra Leone) has reportedly made a request to the Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission to increase the tariff of electricity by over 100%.

Gleaner Newspaper reported that, EDSA requested that the Electricity and Water Regulatory Commission, increase the electricity tariff from 11cents to 23cents.

This comes soon after the government increased the pump prices of petroleum products from twenty five new Leones to thirty new Leones, which is by 20% increment.

This is the second time in one month, the country has experienced increase in the prices of petroleum products by the government.

The old pump price of fuel which stood at twenty five (25) new Leones was also raised from twenty two (22) new Leones in early August.