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.
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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
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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