The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) said it has intensified debt collection of all money it is owed.
ZETDC is a subsidiary of the country’s power utility, ZESA Holdings, and is owed over RTGS$1 billion by businesses, government departments, local authorities and individuals. In a statement on social media, ZETDC said:
ZETDC has intensified debt collection of all monies owed. Newly added is the strategy of blacklisting defaulters with Credit Bureaus until all debt and interest is paid. Under Phase 1, 28 000 defaulting customers, are set to be handed over.
Blacklisting includes defaulting Companies and Individuals. To avoid being blacklisted, defaulting customers are advised to visit the nearest customer service centre and negotiate a payment plan to avoid definite inconveniences.
The power utility is taking various measures that include blacklisting, installation of prepayment meters for domestic consumers and small institutions, installation of smart meters for medium and large power users that consume 100 Amps and above.