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ZESA Seeks 100% Tariff Increase

ZESA Seeks 100% Tariff Increase

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) is pushing for a 100% tariff increase for it to be able to supply adequate power and ensure sustainability.

ZESA is charging an average of US$0.063 per kilowatt-hour but wants the tariff to be hiked to US$0.1236 per kilowatt-hour.

Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) commercial director, Ralph Katsande said that a tariff review will go a long way in ensuring that the power utility generates sufficient revenue to fund operations and maintenance of its infrastructure. Said Katsande:

The current tariff level averaging of 6.3 US cents per unit is subeconomic. ZESA requires a cost-reflective tariff equivalent of 12.36 US cents per unit to efficiently provide service.

Katsande made the remarks during a stakeholder engagement meeting in Tengwe, Mashonaland West Province.

He said the tariff had fallen to a paltry US$0.032 per unit in August 2020 before it was adjusted in September that year.

Due to low tariffs, ZESA has a huge backlog of distribution network maintenance as it lacks the funds for the rehabilitation of infrastructure. Said Katsande:

For example, the Northern region alone requires to change 16 000 rotten poles on its 23 655 kilometres distribution network at a cost of US$ 2.1m or ZWL$181m.

Katsande further revealed that the ZESA distribution network is currently experiencing over 106 000 faults per year and about US$16 million is required to replace over 2 000 vandalised and faulty transformers.

Meanwhile, Chinhoyi Residents Association Chairperson Tapiwanashe Chikondowa suggested that ZESA technicians are involved in the theft of ZESA cables and transformers. He said:

How can thieves know that they will be no ZESA in a particular area? Look at the rate they have gone in Chinhoyi, ZESA should investigate this internally. This is an inside job.

More: Business Times

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24 Comments

chimuti 11 months ago

Haaaaaaaa zvakaoma hanzi zvadiii zvenhai


Me 11 months ago

How I Wish such things could be made on workers' pensionable incomes elsewhere kungomuka vachiti kuti vashandi vave more productive


Mhazi of silobela 11 months ago

We the citizens welcome this tariff increment wholeheartedly.

Ndokuti muzive pekuvotera. Chete chete


💂 11 months ago

Let the salaries be increased 100% also


The Economist 11 months ago

Increasing tariffs will lead to increase in prices of other goods and services and the cycle of inflation continues unabated


Yvt 11 months ago

In short zesa increases tarrifs, goods increase prices, workers demand increase in salaries, cost of labour increases, the producer passes the increase to the consumer. The cycle continues. Welcome hyper inflation. Just scrap the zim dollar and introduce the rand or us$ period. Swallow your pride gentlemen.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 11 months ago

WHILE ZESA TELLS ITS CUSTOMERS HOW THEY WANT TO USE THE MONEY, THEY HAVE FORGOTTEN TO REMIND THEIR CUSTOMERS WHERE THEY WILL SCROUNCH FOR THE MONEY TO PAY FOR THE NEW TARIFF.

THIS TARIFF HIKE IS A NONE STARTER. ALTHOUGH YOU ZESA PEOPLE MAY WANT TO HIDE IT FROM THE PEOPLE. ZESA IS ONE OF OUR GOVERNMENT CASH COWS BECAUSE PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS PURCHASE ELECTRICITY TOKENS. THEY CAN NOT LIVE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY.

[ 100% ELECTRICITY PURCHASE HIKE IS ALSO 100% IN HUMAN MADNESS ].

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Captain 11 months ago

Sometimes I wonder how shallow minded the "great scholars" of Zim are. You should be looking for solutions instead of blaming the government 👻👻👻 In this instance let me let you on an obvious solution, go off the grid solar is an alternative 😏 Simple problem solved duhhh

1 11 months ago

Solar yacho inonhongwa here haikona kungotaura zvisina basa mfanha iwe. Zanu yakasima hurombo muvanhu enda kune vanoita zvema solar ubvunze kuti system inosimudza stove zvayo inoita marii ndopauchaona wega kuti zvaurikutaura zvakafa.

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Mujumba 11 months ago

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Nelson 11 months ago

Kkkk haaa nyika yaora

S 11 months ago

Vanhu vaye vatanga. Kuda kutibira. 100% increase. Iwo ma salaries asina kupamidzirwa. Ndo zvaka ipira kuti only one party itonge nyika. Zvinodawo kuchinjana. Ngatimboedzai uyu mukomana wechidiki wacho. We CCC. Pamwe zvinhu Zvimwe zvingachinje


Vybz Kartel 11 months ago

🤕eish


PasiNezanu 11 months ago

Ndokuti Zanu ka.inokubaya pamoyo ukasura

Vybz Kartel 11 months ago

@PasineCcc Zesa is not a political enterprise

PasiNezanu 11 months ago

@vybz Kartel ok we can say your party (Zanu Pf)is failing to stabilise the economy

Griso 11 months ago

Pay yese inoperera pakutenga magetsi zvee...huh Zimbabwe 🚮


MaFyt 11 months ago

Kkkk haaa yaaa @Vybz bakithi, kkk ko wanga wazvi funga nguvai futi izvozvo kkkk


Tkt 11 months ago

@Captain vasiyei vanambwa avo, newewo ukubvunza zveSYSTEM inosimudza stove basa kuswera uchi tsvaga kuti 4n latest ndeipi ndiitenge, uchi jusa mabundles ekuona porno pafon pacho forego makuhwa nemesomeso (whatsapp & facebook) undiudze nxt month kuti unonga usava nazvo hr zvauri kuda izvo, kkk haiwa kwanzi #digitalliving kkkk ndaseka zvangu, humwe hurombe mozvipa mega,


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Captain 11 months ago

@1 6 I am now starting to feel pity for you my lad it seems that somehow life just passed without you not learning anything, I don't have to go to a shop to find the price of how much a solar system cost even on this site I can do that 🤪🤪🤪 Another secret my lad "If you can't manage a dollar never think you can manage a million dollars" Learn to plan be ambitious challenge yourself beyond your limits and best of all learn to SAVE...Also read "productive" books in a few years time you will be thanking me if you practice what I just told you 1 6


Dzvamu 11 months ago

Magetsi mazino



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