The government has denied rumours circulating on social media that is quietly hiked electricity tariffs, New Zimbabwe reports. This came after consumers raised concern over the increased electricity bills they are now faced with since the lockdown started.
Speaking to the publication, Energy Minister Fortune Chasi said the government did not increase electricity tariffs:
There is nothing like that since electricity is still being charged at the previously announced tariffs. The challenge which members of the consuming public could be experiencing has more to do with how they are using the energy.
Remember, since the commencement of the lockdown, power has been available every day and it comes at a cost. However, if there are any issues, I urge consumers to report such issues and the government will definitely launch an inquiry into the matter,
ZESA increased electricity tariffs by 19.2% last month.
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