Environmentalists warn massive power tariff hike will aggravate Zambia’s deforestation

Environmental stakeholders are warning that the massive power tariff hike by Zambia’s power utility company will aggravate deforestation. ZESCO’s power tariff increase of 50% came into effect yesterday. The remaining 25% will kick in on September 1. “Trees will come down at a faster rate as more people are forced…

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Farmers push back against raw water tariffs

Farmers are warning that the proposed raw water tariffs will harm the agricultural sector. They told a ministry of water development consultative meeting the proposed raw water tariffs will be beyond the reach of most farmers. “Under the days of water boards, we were paying annual charges of K22 000…

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