Les enjeux d’une hausse du tarif électrique en #Jordanie : faire payer les riches ou les Irakiens ?
Gov’t urged to find alternatives to address financial difficulties | The Jordan Times
Although the government decision is yet to be detailed on the percentage of the expected increase depending on monthly power consumption, Mashaqbeh voiced hope that the authorities would take the limited-income class into consideration.
“The government says it subsidises electricity by hundreds of millions but — in fact — the majority of this subsidy goes to the well off who have hi-tech appliances in their houses,” he charged.
Meanwhile, Nuha Abulwadood, a schoolteacher in Amman, suggested that the government’s support should only target Jordanians, claiming that hundreds of thousands of non-Jordanians benefit from the government subsidy.
“Why should a Jordanian pay for what a non-Jordanian is taking advantage of?” she asked, expressing fear that any increase in electricity tariffs will lead to hikes in prices of other essential items.