Energy Minister Dora Siliya has revealed that power utility ZESCO will not cut off power supply on Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve including New Year’s Day.
Ms Siliya also announced that the Ministry of Energy and Water development will strive in 2016 to reduce the electricity power deficit.
She disclosed that the first unit of Itezhi Tezhi power station was successfully commissioned on Thursday.
‘During this festive season we will not load shed customers on Christmas day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Investment in hydro and solar remains a priority as we continue to pray for good rains,’ Ms. Siliya said.
She also said the Ministry will also strive to have consistent supply of fuel to avoid disruption to economic activities.
‘Climate change is a reality. The Ministry will review its Master Plan to accelerate water harvesting and better manage water bodies,’ she said.