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Private water suppliers have announced a rise in the price of a cubic metre of water across Mozambique, as of May.
At present, in areas with electricity coverage, the water tariff is 50 meticais per cubic metre. rising as of this month to 70 meticais.
Artemisa Langa has a household of five members and uses an average of 10 cubic metres of water a month, meaning that she now has to pay 700 meticais or cut water consumption.
Aníbal Macamo lives in Matola Gare, in Matola. He shows his metre registering 30 cubic metres in eight months, although he has had many days without water. Macamo hopes the price hike will improve the situation.
Those who provide water say that raising the price will improve the quality of service to the consumer.
In 2016, one kilowatt of electricity cost 4.65 meticais. This has risen to 13.39 meticais today, a 188% increase. Diesel, used in areas without electricity, cost 45.3 meticais per litre in 2016 and is currently selling at 65.56 meticais, a 45% increase.
These are the figures presented by the Association of Private Water Suppliers.
In areas with electricity coverage, the domestic tariff increases from 50 to 70 meticais. As for the commercial tariff, the price is rising from the current 55 to 77 meticais. Where there is no electricity, the domestic tariff rises from 60 to 75 meticais and the commercial tariff from 65 to 82 meticais.
By Amândio BorgesSource: O País
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