Kağnıcı: Citizen was electrocuted Republican People's Party Karaman Provincial Chairman Mustafa Cem Kağnıcı made a written press statement stating that the first hike of 2021 is reflected in the electricity bills.
Kağnıcı used the following expressions in his statement:
“The year 2021 was hit by electricity, when we woke up to the first day of the year, there was an 11 percent increase in electricity. Thus, the first increased tariff in the new year was reflected in the electricity bills. As of October 2020, the total monthly electricity and natural gas expenditures of the households was approximately 16% of the minimum wage. In other words, a worker has consumed a significant part of his salary without getting his salary.
The Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) determines the prices every 3 months. Turkey Statistical Institute (TUIK), in November including all taxes were paid on average 75 cents per 1 kWh of electricity. While the epidemic has not yet been brought under control in the country, the new increases will increase the burden on millions with decreasing income. In 2020, EÜAŞ discounts electricity, but this discount is reflected as a raise in bills. Electricity distribution in the country is done through private companies. These companies are holdings that are renowned for their closeness to power. These private companies receive approximately one-third of the electricity they distribute from the publicly owned Elektrik Üretim AŞ (EÜAŞ).
When our citizen touches the electricity switch, we have to pay 91 lira for each 100 lira, consisting of 5 items, and for 100 lira natural gas, our nation has to pay 38 lira for 3 items. The increase in minimum wage and retirement is obvious. The segment with the highest indirect tax burden compared to the minimum wage income. In a system where even the tax is charged and the bills are multiplied, not the electricity, it has difficulty in paying the minimum wage for energy bills. This increase is not applicable to the minimum wage who has difficulty in paying the bill. Our tradesmen who lost the pandemic process are troubled, the loss of business volumes and the increase in expenses as well as the increase in the costs of our tradesmen are bending.
The government is producing a raise rather than producing solutions. The monthly consumption of 230 kilowatt-hours of electricity and 125 cubic meters of natural gas for a family of 4 triples during the winter months. A family living on minimum wage pays a total energy bill of 386 TL, including at least 172 TL for electricity and 214 TL for natural gas. It is necessary to take the burden off the Turkish Nation, who had to close to houses, lost their jobs and lost their income. When the government that takes the tax even the tax will hear the voice of the nation. We suggested removing the SCT for natural gas and lowering the VAT to 1 percent in electricity and natural gas, but does not this CHP suggest that CHP, which is worried about the problems of the nation, does not take power. They do not care that they do not know the problem of the citizen because they do not pay the bill themselves. Republican People's Party cadres as the bill will solve our nation's problems, we came to power, the cost of electricity they use, these folks will not pay for any of the hotels, Turkey will breathe easy. "