Statement On ZESCO’s Tariff Increment

December 28, 2019
Zambian DNA welcomes Energy Regulation Board (ERB)’s decision to approve ZESCO’s application to increase electricity tariffs in an effort to boost power generation and supply to the nation.
Indeed, the recently announced tariff increment by Zesco is meant to attract investment in the energy sector and build the power utility’s capacity.
We are confident that the power utility’s migration to the cost reflective tariff will in the long term significantly help address the country’s power  supply deficit.
Further,we also commend President Edgar Lungu for his timely and wise decision to cut his salary and that of his Cabinet and parastatal executives by 15-20 percent to help cushion the impact on citizens arising from electricity and fuel tariff increments.
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