Electricity Act amendments proposed Tanzania 2020

Written Laws (Miscellaneous Amendments) No 1 Bill 2020 has been presented to the Tanzanian Parliament in January 2020 and proposes the following changes to the Electricity Act 2008:

  1. A Commissioner for Electricity Affairs shall appointed by the President and shall advise the Minister of Energy on specified matters.
  2. Notwithstanding any payments made for supply of electrical energy, electric supply lines shall be property of Tanesco and may be used to supply other persons, provided that such use does not prejudicially affect the supply of electrical energy to the person who first required such electric supply lines to be laid down or erected.
  3. Tanesco shall acquire wayleaves for electricity facilities.

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