Sacks of Charcoal: The government has raised the commodity levy. PHOTO|FILE
It will be replaced by electricity and natural gas. “We can’t continue depending on it and I am sure by 2025, charcoal use will be the thing of the past,” vowed Energy and Minerals minister Sospeter Muhongo.
He and Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC acting managing director Kapuulya Musomba have say heavy energy investments will make the phasing out of woodfuel use, which endangers the environment, possible.
By Alfred Zacharia @TheCitizenTz azacharia @tz.nationmedia.com