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Guilty as charged – Powertel violated tender procedures in prepaid electricity deal

Powertel, the state-owned internet access provider and subsidiary of national power utility firm ZESA Holdings, has reportedly been found guilty of failing to follow proper tender procedures when it appointed local software development outfit E-solutions, as the aggregators of the sale of prepaid electricity.

Why, really, is ZESA not selling prepaid electricity tokens on EcoCash and Telecash?

In the past couple of months, we have seen the issue of the electronic vending of ZESA prepaid electricity tokens come to what seems like a close. After issuing and withdrawing tenders to have an external company distribute (or aggregate) prepaid electricity tokens in 2012, and then again last year in September, ZESA eventually decided they’d just […]