File: A ZESCO LTD worker working on high voltage power cables
File: A ZESCO LTD worker working on high voltage power cables

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has completed reviewing proposed tariff increases by ZESCO Limited and Zengamina Power Limited.

ZESCO had proposed to increase its tariffs by an average of 26 percent while Zengamina Power proposed to increase its tariff by 36 percent to be effected in 2014.

ERB Public Relations Manager, Kwali Mfuni says the ERB is yet to announce the exact tariffs that have been approved for the two applicants.

Ms. Mfuni however indicated that the announcement of the approved electricity tariffs will be made soon.

Last year in November, Energy Minister, Christopher Yaluma had indicated that the approved increased in ZESCO electricity tariffs would be below the proposed 26 percent increment.

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15 COMMENTS

  1. rushing to increase tariffs by Zesco is unjustified especially with their bad service delivery.ERB should have sat and collected submissions on their proposal hike.water utility companies had reasonable increment-26% is just unbearable.we cant go on subsidizing ZESCO for its accrued debts.consumer protective unit must intervene.

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  2. Whats cost is not increasing in this regime! the cost of doing business in ever increasing. the trickle down effects of such an increase will be seen in almost all commodity prices rising, our inflation rate will increase significantly and will increase the number of people below the poverty line. on a positive note, such hikes presents an opportunity to invest in solar energy, which is a cheaper an more effective substitute. its a great investment avenue for upcoming entrepreneurs. when the going gets tough, only the tough gets going!

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  3. Beer increased, airtym increased, fuel increased. mealie meal increased. what model of governance is this? Sata portrays it to be a socialist govt but the opposite happens. anyway its more problems in our brains

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  4. Life since PF formed Govt.
    – Increased external borrowing (IMF worried)
    – Subsidies suddenly removed
    – increasing prices:mealie meal, airtime, zesco,
    – farm inputs not on time
    Add more…..

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  5. There is a wage freeze for crying out loud! 26% hike is sickening for a so called Govt of the poor!

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  6. 26% is a bit on a higher side..Hope their service will also improve. Too much load shedding in Ngwerere area, Kwa Jere..

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  7. I hear all this complaining from both political puppets and the public. The response is simple. organize and ask that the commander in chief or president to step down with all your facts in tow. The Zambian people are responsible for this monstrosity in politics. We hold no one accountable for lying. The constitution is there for the civilians to hold our government responsible and accountable, but you all would rather post junk on E media. Who out there has the fortitude to stand up and hold our government accountable for not doing their job, lying to the Zambian public and financially ruining this country?

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  8. Cry my beloved country! singing about ‘poverty’ reduction during the day and do the eaxct opposite during the night(with effect from midnight).all services going up while salaries remain static……posterity will judge those in power hashly.

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  9. Ifyabupuba. Zambia is finished. We have no ideas and we are docile to the point of stupidity, because of this we will subsidising ZESCO vehicles amongst other wasteful expenditure for the next 100 years. Rubbish!

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  10. when it comes to salary increment normally its 11%. recently we have our new thrash hold going up to k3000.00 which is very ok but they have also increased the tax band from k2200.00 which was at 25% now it is k3000.00 at 25%. very clever now everything has gone up when our neighbour contries like tz food is very cheap. what is happening? please lets go solar and we will be independent.

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  11. This is what we Zambians voted for. Higher electricity, higher water, higher food prices, higher fuel. Viva PF. As I am closer to Michael and his government supports my businesses, especially my newspaper and trucking businesses, I do not feel the price pinch at all. I feel for the ordinary Zambian though

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