Director General’s Statement

The Zanzibar Utility Regulatory Authority (ZURA) is a multi-sector regulatory authority established under the ZURA Act No. 7 of 2013. And it began to work in April 2015 after the appointment of the director general and the board of directors.

The primary responsibility of ZURA is to regulate Water & Energy sectors in Zanzibar economically and technically.

Our vision is to predictable standard regulator on quality of water and energy service, while our mission is to regulate energy and water services in stimulating economic efficiency to ensure availability and accessibility of quality services to the public.

ZURA’s core values include transparency, accountability, integrity accord with independence, professionalism, teamwork, effectiveness and Efficiency in order to provide quality and ensure continuous improvement of services.

ZURA establish Investment Portfolio so as to efficiently raise awareness on its role and responsibilities. This platform allows Zanzibar Utilities Regulatory Authority (ZURA) to showcase its services which lead to improve and sustain abilities of Utilities to offer best services and encourage investments in the Water and Energy Sectors that will enhance economic growth and social development in Zanzibar.

Zanzibar Utilities Regulatory Authority (ZURA) offers a wide range of opportunities for investors in Water, Petroleum, Electricity (Traditional and alternative) and Liquefied Petroleum (LPG) Sectors. 

Omar Ali Yussuf

director general,
zanzibar utilities regulatory authority