Friday, January 28, 2011

Hydro Rant

Okay, so I understand the need to conserve power.  And I understand that the grid here in Mwanza probably isn't big enough to support the power demands for everyone 24/7.  I understand and I'm not disputing brown outs or even the informed scheduled power outages that we're currently experiencing.

My problem is, and I don't care wherever you are in the world, if you're paying full price for a service, you should get that service.  Or if that's not a possibility, your bill should reflect your actual usage and not what you were "supposed" to have gotten.  It's like ordering a large pizza, paying for it, but when you open the box, a third of it has already been eaten.

And to make matters worse, hydro prices here have gone up 18% plus the service charges.  So someone please explain to me where all the money is going?

4 comments:

  1. Maybe the same place the pizza has gone??? Just a thought.

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  2. LOL @ Cara.
    Are your Tanzanian buddies as upset as you are, or is it just status quo in Mwanza?

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  3. Maybe to pay for 24 the coverage of the empty muzungu mansions up on isamilo hill?

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  4. Who knows where the money or pizza is going. Who knows. I think I need me a Mzungu house out in Isamilo.

    Status quo, probably. I'm getting used to it, but doesn't mean I like it.

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