ZERA is reportedly reviewing an application by ZESA to increase electricity tariffs.
The matter came to light when ZERA chief executive Mr Eddington Mazambani spoke to the publication on the sidelines of a commissioning ceremony of Chijawi Primary and Secondary schools’ electrification project in Hurungwe district and said:
Tariff increases are not granted easily, we will conduct an extensive interrogation and scrutinization of the proposed tariffs to ensure that they are justified
The proposed tariffs adjustment is aimed at cushioning ZESA from Inflation which is increasing on an exponential basis. When contacted for comment ZESA spokesperson Fullard Gwasira confirmed ZESA applied for a tariff increase.
ZOL Zimbabwe also hiked their prices twice in one week with their Family packages costing more than the salary of 2 Government teachers.
The prices of basic commodities have also shot up despite the efforts by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce promises to put in place measures that will ensure that prices of basic commodities remain within the reach of vulnerable people.