Electricity price hikes jolt popular backlash | The Jordan Times
Après les protestations contre le projet de centrale #nucléaire, la question du prix de l’#électricité suscite les protestations en #Jordanie, sur fond de critique contre la corruption.
From merchants to youth activists, popular opposition in Jordan is rising to hikes in electricity prices, which, they claim, are threatening to cost more than fils and dinars.
When the government approved new electricity tariffs passing an average 9 per cent increase to consumers earlier this month in order to cope with rising electricity generation costs, the move received a subdued response from citizens.
With the new prices days away from going into effect, activists and traders are gearing efforts to oppose a tariff structure they claim places an unfair burden on citizens.