ZESA owed billions of dollars by consumers- Mudyiwa

By Online desk |  5 months ago | business

Energy and Power Development Deputy Minister Magna Mudyiwa says the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority is owed about 14 billion dollars by consumers, a situation that has weighed down on efforts by the parastatal to rehabilitate its power generating plants over the years. 

The Deputy Minister was responding to questions in the Senate yesterday after legislators sought an update on the electricity situation in the country.

The country is currently facing power cuts after the Zambezi River Authority directed the power utility to scale down energy generation at Kariba after Zimbabwe exhausted its water allocation for 2022. 

The development comes at a time some units at Hwange thermal power station are down and undergoing rehabilitation.