Jubilee Dev - GoK to subsidies 70% of Cooking gas cylinder price

spear

Village Sponsor
#1
State cuts cooking gas cylinder price 70pc in Sh3bn plan
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017 21:56
BY NEVILLE OTUKI

Poor homes will now acquire 6kg gas cylinders with cooking accessories at a discounted price of Sh2,000, down from about Sh5,000, under a government subsidy plan aimed at cutting reliance on kerosene and charcoal.

The cylinders, dubbed Gas Yetu, will be distributed to the poor across the country by State-owned National Oil.
Under the plan, which has been piloted in Machakos and Kajiado counties, the Ministry of Energy will buy about one million new cylinders for distribution.

“This campaign is meant to increase the uptake of cooking gas by low-income households,” National Oil CEO MaryJane Mwangi said.

The company sells a complete 6kg cylinder of its flagship SupaGas brand at about Sh5,000. The equivalent cylinder of the new Gas Yetu brand at Sh2,000 is set to be a game changer in weaning poor homes from the use of firewood, charcoal and kerosene for cooking. The Treasury initially allocated the Energy ministry Sh2.2 billion for the programme and later added it Sh700 million in a mini-budget, pushing the total to Sh3.1 billion. The Treasury in July last year scrapped value added tax (VAT) on cooking gas to cut costs and boost uptake, but poor homes have continued to find the prices prohibitive.

Gas has become the preferred energy source for households that can afford it in major towns, due to its convenience and because it is cleaner than other cooking fuel. The VAT removal on gas was part of the government’s plan to wean rural homes off reliance on toxic firewood, kerosene and charcoal. Unlike petrol, diesel and kerosene, cooking gas prices are not regulated by the Energy Regulatory Commission and have been left to market forces. Oil marketers have been pushing for more rigorous checks on unlicensed gas operators, whom they accuse of undercutting the market through irregular refilling.
 

okuyu

Village Elder
#8
State cuts cooking gas cylinder price 70pc in Sh3bn plan
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017 21:56
BY NEVILLE OTUKI

Poor homes will now acquire 6kg gas cylinders with cooking accessories at a discounted price of Sh2,000, down from about Sh5,000, under a government subsidy plan aimed at cutting reliance on kerosene and charcoal.

The cylinders, dubbed Gas Yetu, will be distributed to the poor across the country by State-owned National Oil.
Under the plan, which has been piloted in Machakos and Kajiado counties, the Ministry of Energy will buy about one million new cylinders for distribution.

“This campaign is meant to increase the uptake of cooking gas by low-income households,” National Oil CEO MaryJane Mwangi said.

The company sells a complete 6kg cylinder of its flagship SupaGas brand at about Sh5,000. The equivalent cylinder of the new Gas Yetu brand at Sh2,000 is set to be a game changer in weaning poor homes from the use of firewood, charcoal and kerosene for cooking. The Treasury initially allocated the Energy ministry Sh2.2 billion for the programme and later added it Sh700 million in a mini-budget, pushing the total to Sh3.1 billion. The Treasury in July last year scrapped value added tax (VAT) on cooking gas to cut costs and boost uptake, but poor homes have continued to find the prices prohibitive.

Gas has become the preferred energy source for households that can afford it in major towns, due to its convenience and because it is cleaner than other cooking fuel. The VAT removal on gas was part of the government’s plan to wean rural homes off reliance on toxic firewood, kerosene and charcoal. Unlike petrol, diesel and kerosene, cooking gas prices are not regulated by the Energy Regulatory Commission and have been left to market forces. Oil marketers have been pushing for more rigorous checks on unlicensed gas operators, whom they accuse of undercutting the market through irregular refilling.
hii mtungi si naona iki uzwa 3500 pale roysambu ..hii ya 5k ni gani @spear
 

gashwin

Village Chief
#12
hii mtungi si naona iki uzwa 3500 pale roysambu ..hii ya 5k ni gani @spear
pengine ni mali ibiwa....watu wa roysa siwaamini sana:). Supermarket in Nyeri hapa downstairs ni 4999 ikiwa na burner na grill and 4500 kwa gas shop next door...
As much as they say gava has failed, I really think wamejaribu.
Ngojea waje wakwambies NYS na Eurobond...mko wapi na chorus yenu @Abba?
 

marine1

Village Elder
#16
kwani accessory ni gani zingine apart from the burner and grill..I mean the whole package!!!mbona unajifanya mjuaji namna hio na wewe ni mtu mdogo pia??
Mimi hapana mdogo, and I can afford unsubsidised gas but gava Pia ikishukisha nitafurahia tu. It's logic
 

spear

Village Sponsor
#17
pengine ni mali ibiwa....watu wa roysa siwaamini sana:). Supermarket in Nyeri hapa downstairs ni 4999 ikiwa na burner na grill and 4500 kwa gas shop next door...

Ngojea waje wakwambies NYS na Eurobond...mko wapi na chorus yenu @Abba?
Regulator, pipe, burner and grill are the accessory if I'm not wrong. Compared to kerosene and charcoal, gas is cheaper and more environmental friendly. Its also easy to use, cleaner and easier to get.
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Ubongo

Village Elder
#18
pengine ni mali ibiwa....watu wa roysa siwaamini sana:). Supermarket in Nyeri hapa downstairs ni 4999 ikiwa na burner na grill and 4500 kwa gas shop next door...

Ngojea waje wakwambies NYS na Eurobond...mko wapi na chorus yenu @Abba?
Kubwa wanauza aje huko plus the accessories mwalimu
 

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