ZETDC is owed $1.05 Billion by defaulting do-mestic, mining, industrial and business consum-ers that are still on the post-paid electricity sys-tem, the position that has greatly compromised prod-uct and service delivery.
In that vein, engineer Chinembiri took the occasion to crack the whip saying that ZETDC is implementing a raft of debt recovery strategies that include the pre-paid metering platform debt upload, payment plans, disconnections, Key Account Management, Set Offs, litigation and Stop Orders for maize, wheat and tobacco.
“We managed to recover $40,2m to date and revenue collection from defaulting customers is an ongoing process. Those defaulting consumers that do not heed our call to clear their debt will have service withdrawn until they make good their accounts. Please allow me to appeal to the consciences of defaulting cus-tomers that are still on the post-paid system to consider paying their electricity bills for us to be in a position to continue servicing them efficiently,” he said.
The cocktail of key stakeholders was attended by representatives for the Zimbabwe National Cham-ber of Commerce (ZNCC), Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ), Chamber of Mines, tertiary institutions, Residents associations, the media, manufacturers and many others*