Tanzania: Paying for electricity without electricity

Pernille writes about media, politics and change in Tanzania: “When the Tanzanians got their electricity bills for January 2008 there was an increase of 30%. Not because they had consumed more electricity, because power is still lacking. When the government ‘bought’ the generator from the Richmond firm, they borrowed 179 mio. US dollars in the bank. The generator was never delievered and the power problem was never solved. Now people don't have proper power, but they have to pay off the loan over their electricity bills.”

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