Tanzania’s Ministry of Energy has decided to waive a 100-shilling levy per liter of diesel, gasoline, and kerosene.
The levy was to be paid by oil consumers in the country from March to May of this year, as the country continues to monitor global oil market trends.
This action will result in a monthly revenue reduction of 30 billion Tanzanian shillings for the government.
The decision is the result of rising global oil prices caused by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
This decision is also in line with President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s directive to reduce tariffs levied by various institutions on petroleum products in the country worth Sh102 billion a year, intending to reduce oil prices and provide relief to the people.
President Samia’s directives affect the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (regulatory levy), the Ports Authority (infrastructure levy), the Tanzania Revenue Authority (information processing levy), and the Tanzania Standards Agency ( levy to test the quality of fuel on the ship and the cost of genetically modified oil).
The new oil price, however, will go into effect on March 2, 2022, as a result of a revision of the regulations imposed by the Minister of Energy, January Makamba.