Infrastructure ENERGY

Reduce energy tariffs by 2030

In progress
May 2019

ZESA Tariffs To Stay Put, Despite Dropping To Lowest In The Region May 27, 2019

Government will not increase electricity tariffs any time soon as it fears this will trigger another round of price hikes on the market. Concerns around the current power tariff that has been eroded by inflation have become rife with analysts skeptical of the sustenance of the power utility company.

Apr 2019

Zesa insists on 30pc tariff increase April 01, 2019

Zesa Holdings insists that a 30 percent tariff increase is critical to ensure the country continues to enjoy a steady supply of electricity, as there would be funds to repair the transmission and distribution network while also allowing the firm to purchase inputs such as coal and diesel whose prices have gone up. This is despite the fact that Energy and Power Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo is opposed to a tariff increase.

Sep 2018

Zinwa, Zesa urged to lower tariffs September 11, 2018

VICE PRESIDENT Constantino Chiwenga has urged the Zimbabwe National Water Authority (ZINWA) and ZESA to consider reducing their tariffs, which he said are impeding the accelerated development of the economy.

Aug 2018

Cabinet Okays Zesa Re-Bundling August 29, 2018

Cabinet has approved the re-bundling of Zesa Holdings as part of measures to arrest the high cost of running the business, and potentially result in the power tariff coming down or remaining at the current average rate of USc9,86 per kilowatt hour. Said Mr Mbiriri: "Zesa used to be one company. But we created eight entities out of the one company and each one has a chief executive (officer), if not several chiefs; and each one has a vehicle which matches the title. "The costs are too high. Cabinet has decided we shall revert to one Zesa. We will have a few chiefs (and) the costs will come down. It will not be a popular decision (with the management).

Mar 2018

Govt shoots down Zesa tariff proposal March 10, 2018

Energy and Power Development minister Simon Khaya Moyo has shot down a recent application by energy utility Zesa to increase electricity tariffs. The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (Zera) is currently reviewing an application by Zesa to increase tariffs to an estimated 15 US cents per kilowatt hour (kWh) from 9,86 US cents per (kWh.)