Remain calm over power blackout, Minister tells Mongu and Kalabo residents
Energy and Water development Deputy Minister Hastings Imasiku has appealed to residents in Mongu and Kalabo districts to remain calm as government and ZESCO are doing their best to restore power in the two Districts.
Mr. Imasiki said ZESCO is currently working on moving a bigger transformer from Sesheke to Mongu and another one from Lusaka to Sesheke.
He told ZAINS in an interview that ZESCO is working around the clock and that power will be restored by Tuesday next week.
And Mr. Imasiku has said a back up system would be connected to the water and sewerage company to supply water to the residents.
ZESCO Mongu main transformer was damaged by lighting on Wednesday this week leaving residents in Mongu and Kalabo districts in a power blackout.
The power blackout that began on Wednesday afternoon has affected Mongu, Kalabo, Senanga and Kaoma, also resulting in erratic water supply in the affected towns.