ZESCO has unreservedly apologised to the nation for the unplanned and sporadic load shedding around the country.
ZESCO Director of Corporate Affairs and Business Development Bestty Phiri said the power utility company was apologising to its customers for the unplanned load shedding of power.
Mr Phiri said in an interview yesterday that the load shedding was as a result of mechanic failures at Kafue Gorge and Kariba North Bank.
“ZESCO is hereby apologising to the nation for this unplanned load shedding which is being experienced in most parts of the country. This
is owing to the fact that there are mechanic failures at Kafue Gorge and Kariba North Bank,” he said.
He said ZESCO regretted the power outages which the whole nation had been experiencing recent days.
Mr Phiri said engineers had rectified the mechanic failure at Kafue Gorge while at Kariba North Bank, the power was expected to be back to full supply today.
“At Kafue Gorge, the power supply is back but for Kariba North Bank, the normal supply will be tomorrow (today) after rectifying the mechanic failure, “he said.
He said ZESCO was also at a loss in terms of revenue due to the power failures. He said the priority area of ZESCO was to satisfy customers adding that most people felt disadvantaged due to the power failures.
He assured that ZESCO was working round the clock to ensure a steady supply of electricity in the country.
He said he was hopeful the firm would minimise the load shedding by producing more power and even increase exports to neighbouring countries.
Mr Phiri said ZESCO was also encouraging farmers to be cultivating at night when demand for power was less.