The Zanzibar Utilities Regulatory Authority (ZURA) became the eighth member of the ESAWAS Regulators Association. This was at the 10th AGM of ESAWAS, held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in November 2016.
The multi-utility regulator which begun operations in 2015 was attending the ESAWAS general conference for the first time. Speaking at the ratification of the ESAWAS Constitution by ZURA, ESAWAS Chairperson Mr Magalhaes Miguel welcomed ZURA to the Association. ESAWAS offers numerous benefits to members including knowledge-sharing and experience transfer. Mr Miguel assured ZURA of support from all ESAWAS members as it finds its feet in regulating water supply and sanitation.
ZURA represented by its Deputy Director General, Mr Hemed Salim, thanked the ESAWAS Association for incorporating the new regulator in their membership.
Zanzibar Utilities Regulatory Authority (ZURA) is an autonomous multi-sectoral regulatory authority established under Act No. 7/2013 of the Laws of Zanzibar. It is responsible for technical and economic regulation of the electricity, petroleum, natural gas and water sectors in Zanzibar.