GP Says Zesco Tariff Hike Outrageous

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Green Party president Peter Sinkamba has described as outrageous, unthinkable and an insult to Zambians the proposal by Zesco to increase electricity tariffs. Sinkamba said it is a pity Zambians have been taken for a ride by parastatals like Zesco who have “capitalized on the docility of the general populace”. “You see, the general populace sacrificed a great cost to recapitalize Zesco through the Eurobond loan in 2012, running in hundreds of millions. We were promised that once the recapitalization of Zesco is complete, then power would be cheaply available to the nation. That was a plausible sacrifice the Zambians populace made,” Sinkamba said.

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