THE Zambia Consumer Association (ZACA) says although the increase in electricity tariffs was expected, it’s important to know how government plans to cushion the consumers who are grappling with the high cost of living. Finance and National Planning Minister Dr Situmbeko Musokotwane recently revealed that Cabinet had approved a gradual increase in electricity tariffs over a period of five years. “The private generators are saying, ‘look there is no way we can sell you electricity, Zesco, at the price you sell to your customers because then we will not make money’. All I am saying now is that for us to interest the private investors into [investing in] electricity, for us to attract private investment into electricity because Zesco is…...

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