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Tanzania investors concerned by Tanesco sackings, tariff ruling

Apparently enraged by the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (Ewura) decision on 29 December to approve an 8.53% increase in the power tariff – substantially less than the 18.19% increase Tanesco requested in its October application and on the back of a small price cut in April 2016 – President John Magufuli ordered the decision to be overturned and sacked Tanesco managing director Felchesmi Mramba on New Year’s Day. Magufuli said in a statement: “It’s unacceptable that while we are making plans to build manufacturing industries and ensure more citizens have access to electricity... that someone else uses his position to increase power tariffs.”

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