Zambian farmers angry over electricity price hike

Zambian farmers say the approval of the electricity price hike of 75% by the country’s energy regulator will spell doom for the agriculture sector. The ERB acting board chairperson yesterday announced that the power tariff adjustment applied to all consumer categories, excluding mines, where negotiations are continuing with the national…

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‘Hefty power hike will escalate mealie-meal prices’ – millers

A massive proposed price hike by the national power company Zesco, will further escalate mealie-meal prices, says the Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ). Andrew Chintala, MAZ president, said ZESCO’s proposed 75% increase will ultimately result in astronomical prices for mealie-meal. “The moment electricity goes up, there will be an increase…

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