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Zesa Tariff Hike Looms

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The Increase Will Affect Industry Operations

Zesa has appealed to Government to be allowed an increase in energy tariffs, a move if granted may see an increase in prices as it affects industry operations.

Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) chief executive officer Mr Eddington Mazambani said this will allow Zesa to boost its operations.

Mr Mazambani said this at a breakfast meeting organised this morning in Harare so that journalists engage the new board announced by Government early this year.

The exact tariff being sought by Zesa will be confirmed soon.

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While industrialists are concerned that a new tariff would affect their operations, it is felt that Zesa urgently requires a tariff review given that it is presently “incapacitated”.

Zera board chair Dr David Madzikanda told journalists during the same event that Zesa does not have vehicles and required personnel as it cannot afford to pay decent salaries to competent staff due to a low tariff.

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