ZESA bows down to political pressure on debt relief
The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority has finally bowed down to political pressure and cancelled utility debts amounting to $170 million. The power utility company is owed in excess of $600 million by ratepayers. But according to a statement issued Tuesday, ZESA will be writing off $80 million from the total debt owed by the farming community.
However, ratepayers are not convinced this move is for their benefit. Combined Harare Residents association chairperson Simbarashe Moyo said it was clear that this was a political move meant to benefit politicians.
“We are surprised by what the government is doing. First it was water bills, now electricity.
This is happening at a time when residents have been contributing significantly to the reduction of their debts to ZESA through a plan that is already in place.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at SW Radio Africa