Bei ya Kuunganisha Umeme Tanzania

Bei ya Kuunganisha Umeme Tanzania, The Tanzanian Electricity Corporation (Tanesco) has announced the new price for electricity connection in towns and villages from today, Wednesday 5th January 2022.

The prices were released a day after Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan instructed Energy Minister Januari Makamba to handle the issue Bei ya Kuunganisha Umeme Tanzania.

Bei ya Kuunganisha Umeme Tanzania He said the price of 27,000 shillings that existed before is not in line with reality, causing Tanesco not to implement power supply projects on time.

By implementing that, Tanesco has given new prices that include Value Added Tax (VAT), while for rural customers one way remains the same Sh.27,000.

For customers who need to connect electricity in the city within 30 meters for a one-way customer from the electrical infrastructure, it will be 320,960 sh, for a one-way customer within 70 meters of the electrical infrastructure, 515,618 sh distance within 120 meters of electrical infrastructure Sh.696,670.

In addition, the costs of connecting electricity in the city within 30 meters for a three-way customer from the electrical infrastructure Sh.912,014, for a three-way customer within 70 meters of the electrical infrastructure Sh.1,249,385, the three-way distance within 120 meters of electrical infrastructure Sh.1,639,156.

Bei ya Kuunganisha Umeme Tanzania

One Way Customer

  • 30 meters – 320,960Sh
  • 70 meters – 515,618Sh
  • 120 meters – 696,670Sh
Bei ya Kuunganisha Umeme Tanzania
Bei ya Kuunganisha Umeme Tanzania

Three Way Customer

  • 30 meters – Sh912,014
  • 70 meters – Sh1,249,385
  • 120 meters – Sh1,639,156

Tanzania’s Minister of Energy, January Makamba, has said that the actual cost of connecting electricity to homes for urban and rural residents is sh800,000.

“If a citizen is obligated to pay sh27,000, they should know that the government is contributing sh773,000 out of pocket and if we say that the customer should pay sh321,000 at that rate, they should know that the government is contributing sh489,000, it is important let this be known.

“The actual costs of electricity and connection are the prices that are set by the Energy and Water Regulatory Authority (Ewura), therefore the Electricity Corporation of Tanzania (Tanesco) cannot charge a higher rate than that set by the relevant authority “, Said.

Minister Makamba has said that citizens need to realize that Tanesco incurs costs to buy cables, meters and poles.

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