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As per the information provided by the state media reports, following the electricity competence plans, the nation’s electricity department recently announced that from today onwards, Zimbabweans would be asked to pay extra 31% with their electricity bills.
However, the announcement was made after the state power dealer declared that the main agenda behind the electricity price hike was to reduce the unnecessary power cuts.
In the meantime, the Zimbabwe Electricity Regulatory Commission (ZERC) also announced that from now, the electricity bill rates would be enlarged from 7.53 US cents to 9.83 (per kilowatt).
On the other hand, while sharing his views about these electricity reforms, ZERC administrator Peter Mufunda commented, "In the determination of the electricity tariffs levels, the Commission noted the improvements in the economy over the period 2009 to date, local tariffs compared to regional tariffs levels, the state of local electricity supply infrastructure, as well as revenue requirements of the utilities”.
Meanwhile, the newspaper’s reports further stated that following the government electricity distribution plan, initiated by Mugabe and the Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, the country’s economy suffered many ups-and-downs in the power distribution, as a result of which, the nation’s residents still experience 10-hour long power cuts.