(Last Updated on October 2, 2020 by Editor)
HARARE – The Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company has announced another fifty percent domestic electricity tariff hike in a space of a week following the latest adjustment which were made last Thursday.
As a result of the latest price hikes, the first 50 kilowatts have increased from ZWL$0.74 to ZWL$1.19 per kilowatt. Last week the same had been increased from ZWL$0.49 to ZWL$0.74 per kilowatt.
The first 200KW will now cost ZWL$387 which translate to ZWL$2.58/KW. While the next 100KW after these will cost $7/KW meaning for the 100 units one has to pay $700.
Break down summary of the new tariffs costs
1️⃣ 0 – 50 KW* ( $1.19/KW) – $59.50
2️⃣ 51 – 200 KW* ($2.58/KW) – $387.00
3️⃣ 201 – 300KW* ($7.00/KW) – $700.00
4️⃣ 301+ KW* *($11.01/KW)
ZESA has been failing to produce enough power meet the electricity demands and at the same time struggling to access import deals due to outstanding debts to South Africa and Mozambique.
The latest price increases will certainly put more burden on the already struggling citizens who have had their salaries remain stagnant while inflation continues to rise.