Controversial musician Chama Fumba alias Pilato has written to Zesco over the current loadshedding expressing his displeasure over the blackouts.
DEAR Ba Zesco,
Firstly I feel you are a disgrace to this country bane and your conduct is likely to breach peace.
Electricity is the most essential element of our lives and the development of any country and you proudly left it to chance. So if the water levels are as low as you’d love us to believe, what will happen if we don’t receive enough rains this year?
If you depended so much on high and low water levels for electricity supply you were expected to pay extreme attention to issues of global warming and anything that would affect the water levels. After so many years of operation your CEO and his disciples should have by now planned of how to avoid the problem you are claiming now. In moments like this, I wonder how your CEO introduces himself kubantu… Ati Hi, am the Chief Electricity Outgoer for Zesco, I sit on the board for loadshedding country wide.
At first you asked us to buy those tuma energy saving bulbs which look like starving worms ati they will help stop loadshedding and we did kanshi Bufi. I hope this time you will not ask the fish to dig wells in the rivers or ask us ukulatuntila amenshi mufimana. With your loadshedding you are indirectly demanding that
- We cut more trees for charcoal production- but you and I know how this extensive cutting of trees will affect our enviroment even the rains you are praying for.
- Mining and manufacturing companies should reduce operating hours- but you know too well that this country’s economy depends on these sectors to survive so indirectly you are sobataging the economy. The office hours too are now reduced because imwe ba Zesco nabu Zesco bwenu could not plan.
So imwe guys, the millions you collect every day from us your clients you just pay yourselves and buy bundles for your big phones? Seriously naimwe without shame ati water levels are low… Mmmmmm even when we had a drought many years ago electricity was not our problem. If we are to trust your wisdom, the situation is beyond your control and we have no choice but to sit and hope for rains to come soon and raise the water levels…. I seriously hope it will raise your pride levels too. We are a peaceful people and you ba Zesco should not take that for granted lwenu. Anyway naleka apapene kuti yaya amalaiti.