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Zambia backs down over electricity tariff hike for mining companies

Issue 473 - 24 Nov 2022 - By Chiwoyu Sinyangwe | 2 minute read

The Zambian authorities appear to have backed down in a long-running dispute with the country’s major mining companies over electricity tariffs, by agreeing to reverse a 2014 hike in charges. Since coming into power in August 2021, President Hakainde Hichilema has signalled a desire to end the dispute and allow the sector to reassert its role as the main contributor to the economy.

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