The ruling Patriotic Front-PF in Southern province has commended President Edgar Lungu for visiting and inspecting the Kafue gorge and Kariba North Power Stations.
This was on a fact finding mission of the water levels which has resulted in load shedding currently faced by the country.
PF Siavonga District Chairman Elijah Chitalu says President Lungu has shown leadership by taking off his busy schedule to visit the two power stations.
And Mr. Chitalu has assured the Head of State of massive votes from Siavonga in 2016.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Chitalu said this in an interview.
“I want to thank President Lungu for coming here to inspect the ZESCO operations resulting in electricity deficit the country is experiencing. That’s how leadership should be,” he said.
At the weekend, President Edgar Lungu inspected and toured the Kafue Gorge and Kariba North Bank power stations on a fact finding mission where he directed ZESCO to distribute electricity equitably in view of electricity blues due to the reduced water levels at the two power plants.
President Lungu, who was accompanied by Energy Minister Chris Yaluma, senior ZESCO and government officials, learnt that the maximum power deficit Zambia faces is estimated at 560MW.
ZESCO Limited has embarked on a countrywide power rationing mechanism in order to preserve the limited water available for power generation until the next rainy season.
And PF Chirundu District Chairman Brian Champo disclosed that the ruling party has regenerated itself after the party organs were restructured.
Mr. Champo claimed that the entire Chirundu district has rallied behind the good leadership style of President Lungu.
He disclosed that the ruling party was receiving defectors on a daily basis to guarantee the PF victory in next year’s poll.