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Zimbabwe hikes average electricity tariff by 320% – energy regulator

To allow the state power utility to ramp up production and improve supplies.
Student Rutendo Madziva reads by candlelight during an electrical power cut in Marondera, Zimbabwe, May 14, 2019. Image: Reuters

Zimbabwe has increased the average electricity tariff by 320% to let the state power utility ramp up production and improve supplies at a time of daily rolling power cuts, the national energy regulator said on Wednesday.

Power cuts lasting up to 18 hours have hit mines, industry and homes and, together with a devastating drought, have been cited by the treasury as among the main reasons why the economy is set to contract by up to 6% this year. 

Read: Zimbabwe: Heading backwards again and fast

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Equality and freedom, at last. Well done Zimbabwe: the shining light of socialism.

…..overnight stop over in Harare ….the cacophony of every home, mini-mart, garage etc running cheap “rattle & bang” Chinese generators, tells either, electricity is a luxury seldom experienced or elec-theft has too be compensated for

not sure who is going to be effected by this 320%

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