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ZESA increases electricity prices by 19.02%

The Zimbabwe Power utility company ZETDC has announced that it will effectively form 1 March 2020 increases electricity tarrifs by 19.02%.

The moves comes a day after Finance and Economic Development Minister Mthuli Ncube announced that the government will tax civil servants 2.5% to feed the army.

Find the full statement below:

ZETDC adjusted the electricity tariffs by 19.02 percent.  This is in accordance with the Tariff Award of  2 October 2019, which approved the implementation of monthly tariff indexation formula, which takes into account the movement of the macroeconomic fundamentals such as exchange rate and inflation,  for changes above 10%.  Below are the tariffs which will be applicable effective 1 March 2020.

a) Fixed Monthly Charge                                                      ZWL$ 7.24
b) Energy charge per kWh
(i) 1st 50 kWh                                                                 ZWL$0.49
(ii) 51 – 200 kWh                                                          ZWL$1.08
Balance                                                                             ZWL$4.61

This means that the first 50 units of electricity for the month which used to cost $20.50 will now cost $24.50. This follows the increase in the electricity tariffs of the first 50 units from $0.41 (41 cents) per kWh to $0.49 (49 cents) per kWh.

The next 150 units which used to cost $136.50 now cost $162.00. This follows the increase in the price of the electricity tariffs from  91c per kWh to $1.08 per kWh.

This means that the lifeline of 200 units of electricity which are sold at a lower price now cost $186.50 up from $157.

After 200 units have been consumed, all other units will now go for a punitive $4.61 per kWh compared to $3.87 per kWh before.

Please note that these prices are just for the electricity tariffs on the prepaid system without including the fixed monthly charge as well as the Rural Electrification Levy of 6 percent.

You can check the new tariffs starting from Sunday online using Zesa's own  Self-service Portal .

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