The Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) has reiterated that the stipulated time for load shedding is still four hours.
ZESCO Public Relations Manager Henry Kapata told ZANIS in a telephone interview that the current load shedding was partly due to some maintenance work going on.
Mr. Kapata said the power utility firm was working hard to ensure that works were progressing well.
He said ZSCO has doubled its effort knowing that the rain season when load shedding gets worse than in other seasons was approaching.
“We have not gone beyond four hours. So if power goes beyond the stipulated time, it is simply because there is probably a fault to do with maintenance,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr. Kapata has urged the general public to take keen interest in reading newspapers or listen to current affairs on the electronic media so that they are aware of the timetable and anything related to ZESCO.
He has since appealed to the members of the public to register their details with ZESCO so that they could be getting notifications whenever there is a problem.