ZESCO resumes 8 Hour load shedding

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ZESCO Muzuma substation being upgraded to KV 330 (from KV 220) in order to be connected to the national grid as soon as the Maamba coal plant station is commissioned
ZESCO Muzuma substation being upgraded to KV 330 (from KV 220) in order to be connected to the national grid as soon as the Maamba coal plant station is commissioned

State power utility ZESCO has announced that it has extended load shedding hours for more than eight hours due to what it says low water levels.

Most parts of Lusaka on Wednesday experienced intense loadshedding which lasted for more than eight hours.

In a short statement, ZESCO Senior Manager Marketing and Public Relations Bessie Banda said the firm has been forced to resume more load shedding due to reduction generation at Kafue Gorge Power Station from an average of 700MW to 600MW because of low water levels.

Ms. Banda said the current extended load shedding being experienced in some parts of the country has also been necessitated by works involving the upgrade of the 220kV line to 330kV between Muzuma and Kafue in readiness for the total evacuation of power from Maamba Collieries power station.

She further said the loss of 48MW generation from Ndola Energy Company Limited has also affected supply.

“ZESCO is committed to providing reliable electricity and is doing everything possible to ensure all transmission and generation constraints are mitigated in the shortest possible time. In particular, the line upgrade works will be completed by 11th November 2016, which will strengthen the capacity to evacuate power from Maamba,” Ms. Banda said.

“We expect the extended load shedding to end by 12 November 2016.  In view of the foregoing, ZESCO therefore wishes to appeal to its customers to use electricity efficiently and to use alternative sources of energy where possible.  The inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.”

But sources at the Ministry of Energy have revealed that government does not have any money to continue with the power imports from Mozambique.

Zambia last year spent over US$40 million to import 148 MW of emergency power between September and December 2015 from Aggreko Mozambique, a subsidiary of Aggreko Plc.

126 COMMENTS

  1. BASSOP!!!
    Dununa reverse @ it’s best. H.H did say this will happen.
    Enjoy more load shedding citizens. Its good global, & developmental.

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    • That is good ZESCO. That is why these goons when they say let us fast me i don’t do it becoz of lies after lies. they promised loadshedding will be no more after elections but what is this stu,pidity?

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    • Dear Jehovah God Almighty,

      Please give us good rains and fill up our rivers and lakes. We pray in Jesus’ name.

      Amen

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    • Meantime little dictator “Edward Lungu” after receiving brutality supervision from his tyrant mentor Museveni, skips the country leaving farmers, & civil servants unpaid + record load shedding, & goes to another country to “help sort their problems” when he can’t wipe his own children’s soiled behinds.
      This is what happens when clueless cadres are allowed to run institutions, & nations.
      Nothing so far that “Edward” has done shows us he has the internet, or will to fix Zambia, unlike a problem solving president Mugufuli.
      All Edward shows us is by fraternising with M7, more “developmental brutality” is on its way.

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    • its unfortunate that lying has been adopted as a normal campaign strategy in Zambia and citizens have gladly accepted it. Very sad.

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    • Always praying for the worst for your own country. Even if hh won elections this was going to happen. Its a natural disaster which even hh would have faced. You don’t even care if your cattle is wiped out because of the droughts which you’re praying for day and night. You people are evil and you have filled up hell already.

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    • zesco should be serious. 8 hours only, ine i suggest they do it nangu 20 hours a day. kaili what is important is baleteka

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    • Wow, so hh would have brought his own instant rain to fill Kariba? Tell us how hh would have avoided load shedding right now. He’d have hooked his personal generator to power the whole nation?

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    • Dununa reverse indeed our people are paying for no load shedding during the campaign period…you were dancing then!!

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    • Am surprised with your thinking man. Did you read the whole article or just the heading? Come 12 November things will be normal even if HH was head of state today this is inevitable man.

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    • Majority Zambians love suffering. I can not believe it that even this time around despite all the retrenchments in the mines and the brutality by PF especially in Lusaka, the majority in these 2 provinces still voted for these shameless clueless idi00tic liars!!
      Let them Zambians especially those who voted for this hypocritic big pretender edward reap the fruits of their tribalistic tendersess and for allowing themselves to be bought off for few pieces of silver months b4 elections.
      As long as PF remains in power…this country will heard nowhere…because the majority of the so called ministers are just good at tribalism talk and yapping threats-what can u expect from people like kabwili, that pigmy kampyongo, chama, kapata, lungusha himself, etc, etc . Nothing…and I mean zero…

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    • Agony is when you realize the new constitution doesn’t allow for “buy” elections so even if the incumbent dies there will be no break in loadshedding as they stage the run-off.

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    • “We expect the extended load shedding to end by 12 November 2016.”

      @ Day Walker the hidden word there is extended…after 12/11 its back to normal load shedding.

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    • @Shooterz, this is exactly what we are talking about you members of the PF who think you are the only ones who are patriotic. We all are but if something is wrong it’s wrong and you are supposed to treat it as such. For example, where does Mozambique get its electricity from? Isn’t it from the same Zambezi River where the Cabora Bassa is situated? Is the drought only affecting the Zambezi River on the Zambian side but not other countries in the Region. Learn from the on-going American election Campaigns where Trump’s colleagues in the Republican Party, including George Bush, Colin Powell have refused to endorse Trump.

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    • This is very shameful. And it’s evidence that these leaders in PF don’t really know what they’re doing, and have no idea how to develop a country. When you have no electricity, everything in the country is affected, including economic growth, and general development of a country. How can manufacturing companies increase their production when there is no enough, reliable energy to run their machines? How can students study in the dark? How can systems that rely on power work in the country? That 8 hours of electricity interruption results in millions of kwachas in loss. If anybody in PF thinks this is normal, then you need to have your head examined, or be confined in a cave somewhere and never be allowed to interact with the civilized world, until you change your way of thinking. PF…

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    • (Continued)… should consider this a top priority in the country, and do everything they can to solve this problem. The country’s progress and development depends on solving this problem. This is not normal, you clowns. Do something!

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  2. Chakolwa ba dunune mu reverse actually the hours should be increased to 15 hours a day because we don’t how this rain season will be like. Zambians need to learn the hard way

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    • They were using electricity at full power 2 months ago for populace reasons instead of saving…utter recklessness!!

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  3. As long as it’s not HH in power,we are happy.Tell him to give you 24 hrs power since you voted for him.We’ll suffer for a while till things normalize.What was he going to do differently?ikaleni dye….ECL all the way.

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    • @VM: Electricity affects everyone whether PF or opposition. The point is why are we still having load-shedding when Zimbabwe has electricity 24/7 and we share the same Lake Kariba. Let’s not politicize everything. Let’s look beyond the reasons given by ZESCO whether they make sense or not. Zambezi River Authority did warn Zesco not to exceed the water allocated to them as early as May 2016, this might be part of the problem.

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    • VM AND ALL THAT ARE PUTTING HH INTO THIS LOAD SHEDDING DEBATE. WHAT HAS HH GOT TO DO WITH ZESCO AND LOAD SHEDDING. ARE YOU GUYS SO SHALLOW THAT YOU CANNOT DEBATE ON A NATIONAL ISSUE THAT IS AFFECTING US ALL WITHOUT POINTING FINGERS AND NAME CALLING. YOU SOUND LIKE A GROUP OF UNEDUCATED MARKET WOMEN. THIS AFFECTS US ALL WE SHOULD BE MAKING SUGGESTIONS ON WHAT WE CAN TRY AND DO TO HELP WITH THIS SITUATION.

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  4. No surprises there. Yet you get Zambians on social media bragging about how developed they’re. Notulaiti twaku China which they put in the gardens during the day. Or you get those that have tu solar panel or generators loving this even more.

    Utufyalo tumu!

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    • Infrastructure development wasted on $1million per kilometre roads and pointless solar hammermills for $200m…imagine if you spent that on Solar Generation Plants that easily 200MW of into the national grid…clear lack of priorities.

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    • Yes you’re right, there isn’t enough water, but happens if it doesn’t rain enough? Go and watch that video about the mines and $25 million.

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    • (In 2021) the song will be like
      Dununa dununa iye aaaa eeeee dununa iye dununa AGAIN!………..HOHOHOHOHO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  5. Dununa reverse Lungu and crew. And they thought he had a plan. The joke is on you who voted for uselessness. Stop complaining and live with it

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  6. Now all the LIES that were told to the people of Zambia by Lungu and his PF thugs just to steal the election are being exposed!

    Fuel price increased by 40 percent.

    Next we will have K200 a bag mealie meal.

    Kwacha at K20 to the dollar.

    And Lungu hiring planes to fly all over the world and never experience a day of load shedding himself!

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  7. Things will be fine. Only the Almighty God can handle the water situation and not ECL. As for cancelling the importation of power from Mozambique, I fully support the Government. We are making savings there. VIVA ECL!

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    • Says you a useless P.F goon. Going by the flag, you sit in a functioning nation U.S.A, enjoying, but proud to praise failure, & mediocrity back home.
      You surely must be one of those cadres sitting in our foreign missions, wasting taxpayers cash, & free oxygen, & the only qualification that made it possible for you to hold that job is most likely to be your tribe, iwe’ makaka -kolwe’!!

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  8. The truth we voted to remove pf but just stole the vote. Pf knows they lost the election but crookedly put themselves in power. God doesn’t encourage thieving.

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  9. Zambians lets pray so the devil that is stopping the rains will be shamed, give our President extra wisdom for the oil to be reduced in his trips. help the kwacha become stronger, mealie meal reduced, transport reduced, jobs created. We pray in your name , Jesus, you gave a humble and honest keader who is a poor man does not sin drink or hate.
    Amen

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    • Wisdom is not what Lungu needs. He needs a brain in the first place. He just needs to stop being a drunkard and sober up. He needs to know that he is supposed to be leading a country and not a dancing clown in Chez Ntemba.

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  10. Its interesting to see how evil this under 5 party and its supporters are. They rejoice about anything that is negative about our country as you can see from the comments. We are were we are because for over a long time we have not been investing in alternative power generation. Instead of seeing this as an opportunity for Zambian entrepreneurs to tap in and feel the gap and make money, some cadres are still talking politics. We are done with politics and its time to work.

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  11. Donkeys donkeys donkeys…are you ever going to get tired of celebrating the country’s problems? Hiho hiho hiho hiho…since when did HH become a magician to stop load shedding if he had won the last elections? You were told truthfully by this same lady that temporary mitigation measures had been taken to reduce load shedding. She and nobody ever lied and promised you that load shedding had ended, you were told that load shedding will only end when the country’s dams are replenished with good rains. In your donkey minds are we coming from the rainy seadon or going into it? In your donkey world everything revolves around a fellow donkey, previously boasting to be an intelligent economist….hiho hiho hiho hiho hiho. The disgusting thing about this donkey in the last elections was to pose…

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    • Flash back…
      President Lungu’s economic diplomacy has continued yielding results. He is currently in Saudi Arabia where he is signing big deals that include:
      1. Oil deals which will see the cost of fuel go down to as low as K5. 5. per litre. Negotiations have been going on and finally the deal will be signed.
      2. Funding of 10 more irrigation dams. Zambia is fast becoming the food busket for central and southern africa. President Lungu wants to expand investment in irrigation.
      3. Funding of phase two 600MW solar plant. The 600 MW phase one is being funded by World bank through IDC. Hon Dora…
      4. The president has pledged to create 500 000 jobs by end of 2016
      …..He has also opened mulugushi textiles with the immediate employment of 300 workers this rasing to 20 000 beneficiaries this…

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    • @Terrible

      No one is celebrating bad news you fool!!! It is just that the PF lied to the people in order to get their vote especially the gullible grassroots who cant analyse issues

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    • ….And the fooled ones were dancing Dununa Reverse.

      I think we are asking too much of these PF people. If they failed to grasp the meaning of Dununa Reverse, how can we expect them to understand that they were being fooled by reducing load shedding before elections? That is just too complicated for them.

      One would think they will start realizing that things are not okay…alas, still continuing being blindfolded.
      Fuel is up, Load Shedding is in, ……..this is just the beginning….. IMF is coming too.

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  12. I am still trying to wrap my head around this ineptitude and incompetence of the Zed business model. You mean you cannot double up and shift your power base to areas where water is still flowing without let??? Is there some strange force tying you to the Kariba Dam or what? What happened to the coal-fired power plant? How about that Itezhi-Tezhi installation you were bragging about like the K5 Saudi Oil?? Awe mwe. It is like lying is now numbing the emotional centers of the brains so no guilt is manifesting…

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    • I’m not surprised. Back home people celebrate mediocrity. With ministries like ministry of chiefs, ministry of religious affairs you can extrapolate the thinking capacity of our leaders. Its beyond redemption. I have lived in Europe for 20 years, I’ve never experienced load shedding for 8 hours believe it or not. This hurts me a lot because everything that our colleagues can do here, we can also do if only we changed our attitude towards life a little bit. Its a very big shame and something very hard to live with everyday.

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  13. LT used to be decent.The closure of Z Watchdog has moved all brutal bloggers to LT and all hell has broken loose.

    The thinking capacity of some of the bloggers is so negative that even issues which are straight forward will find a way of bening twisted by them.
    If, in the unlikely event, Echi Echi had won elections in August, where do you think he was going to get power so as to stop load shedding in two months.
    Dununa Reverse is better than Dununa Forward, because is you are over speeding in forward, you might miss the house you are looking for and end up in Chainama.
    It happened recently, in January 2015 and August 2016 when one driver over sped.
    Most of the passengers in that bus, today need medical attention.

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    • It is called unintended consequences. PF thought that by shutting down ZWD that they would silence their critics. Instead they have created a new outlet of concentrated criticism. You need a brain in life, not filaisova.

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    • WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT 8 HRS LOADSHEDDING MWALIPENA .THROWBACK DR CHIMBWILI LIES.
      Dr. Chishimba Kambwili with Kay Musonda and 4 others.
      June 15 ·
      LOADSHEDDING TO REDUCE TO 2HRS:
      Government has announced loadshedding is set to reduce further this monthend from 4hrs to 2hrs.
      State power utility firm ZESCO says Zambians will now have their light bulbs on longer after the operations at the Maamba Coal Plant are finalized.
      ZESCO had recently revised its power rationing from 8hrs to 4hrs.
      Vote Edgar Chagwa Lungu
      Vote Inonge M Wina
      Team yaziko

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  14. Lelo Lelo!!You reap what you sow.This year it is Kafue gorge with low water levels. Load-shedding ended a few months before the elections and has resumed less than 2 months after elections.Dununa reverse at work!!

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  15. We will see if their false prophet in Nigeria will come and pray for rain. @Kampeni, PF can’t just manage the economy and Zambia is not the only country on earth or Africa experiencing short water levels. we have more water in Zambia than elsewhere in Africa.

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    • A PF00L will die of thirst while on the banks of the Zambezi. Zambia’s problems are not lack of resources but the royal humble drunkard entrusted with leadership and the idyots surrounding him.

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    • Spot on K.K. Airport Cabinet.
      Problem with Black Africans, especially Zambians is. a Man who has lack of analytical thinking, & common sense like Kampeni, could easily rise by using lies & deception to the post of Zambian President, & this is what worries, & scares me most about Zambias future.
      THEY CALL IT COMMON SENSE, BUT ITS SURELY NOT COMMON IN SOCIETIES WHERE DAFT KAMPENI WAS BORN & BRED!

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  16. If it were possible, you would have borrowed Magufuli for sometime. We really need a serious person for a president.

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  17. Who said there will be no load shedding after elections? Do you have your own rains.?.. blind followers!!!

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    • President Lungu’s economic diplomacy has continued yielding results. He is currently in Saudi Arabia where he is signing big deals that include:
      1. Oil deals which will see the cost of fuel go down to as low as K5. 5. per litre. Negotiations have been going on and finally the deal will be signed.
      2. Funding of 10 more irrigation dams. Zambia is fast becoming the food busket for central and southern africa. President Lungu wants to expand investment in irrigation.
      3. Funding of phase two 600MW solar plant. The 600 MW phase one is being funded by World bank through IDC. Hon Dora…
      4. The president has pledged to create 500 000 jobs by end of 2016.
      ……..He has also opened mulugushi textiles with the immediate employment of 300 workers this rasing to 20 000 beneficiaries this growing…

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  18. TRIBE was a tool used by PF to confuse people after CHANGWA took over from MCS. PF in its 5 yrs borrowed money equivalent to money borrowed by MMD’s 20 years rule. Bane suffering has just started wait and see. Z guy was busy commissioning project almost every day, suddenly he has stopped. What we see is just swore ring of people at State house.

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  19. Come on, just declare the failed state an uninhabitable dark mess back in the dark ages. Meanwhile Lungu charters jets at undisclosed amounts to take his wife for shopping in NY.

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  20. Upnd f00ls amaze me a lot!!!you wish your own country hell simply because hh is not in state house?tribalism in southern has destroyed your minds!!!LOOK,HH CANNOT BRING THE RAINS,SO WE COULD HAVE FACED THIS PROBLEM EVEN IF YOUR HH WON!!!majority voters know this fact,thats why they did not believe his lies before 11/08/2016!!!PLEASE TAKE NOTE;EVEN IF ZESCO INCREASES LOAD SHEDDING HOURS TO MORE THAN 10HRS AND MEALIE MEAL REACHES K150 PER 50KG,FUEL K20 PER LITRE,KWACHA K15 PER 1 US DOLLAR,ETC,MYSELF AND ALL MY RELATIVES CANNOT VOTE FOR HH IN 2021 OR BEYOND BECAUSE I HATE HOW HE HAS DIVIDED MOTHER ZAMBIA ON TRIBAL LINES AND HOW HE WISHES OUR COUNTRY HELL!!!HH IS SIMPLY NEVER AM OPTION ON THE BALLOT!!TELL HIM THIS.IN 2021 6 AND HALF PROVINCES WILL STILL REJECT HIM-MARK MY WORDS!!!

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    • HH has been in many elections and never have we seen such divisions in zambia. Only when lungu comes we see such violence and divisions…..

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    • u pipo from dundumwezi u are the one bringing these problems. if u voted wisely without tribalism u would have enjoying now.

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  21. It is not that Upnd is wishing our own country hell but majority Zambians are fed up with the all weather visionless and thieving leadership .

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  22. This is not time for campaign, lets wait for 12th November to see things normalize. If u are a civil servant, you should work to see things improve. Dont be to quick to condemn, any government would have faced this problem but lets see if what Zesco is telling us will work by 12th November.

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  23. @ Eddy, no one is wishing Zambia hell. It is simple Risk Man age mentioned – you identify things that can go wrong in the future and then take action now to mitigate them or reduce their impact. That is what this Govt fails to do. Simple. It is not being prophets of doom but simply good planners. Sorry this Govt and PF live by the day, have no foresight, are extravagant and thrive on deceit and wishful prayers, all these, sorry cannot solve economic problems

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  24. 5 years in power and you can’t anticipate a drought and plan for it? Surely you don’t deserve to be in power then!

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  25. Sad indeed. I dont know what HH would have done, but he would have definetly done it differently from Lungu. Let’s not put the two in the same bag. I remember Levy doing things differently from others.

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  26. by now at least 80% of zambian house holds should have been using some form of solar energy.
    But without direction and sanitaisation from GRZ we are missing a lot of opportunities.

    GRZ should have initiated a programme to manufacture solar gysers in comboni industries using copper.

    GRZ should have had established a solar panel assembly plant in zambia with our copper being used were possible in all wiring. While slapping high duty on imports.

    This would have provided employment and saved millions of trees.

    But PF were too busy looting eurobonds to work for that nation.

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    • Alibaba you are wrong, instead its you that need to research first before exposing your ignorance, mwendanjangula is right mmd was in power for 20 years and unip was in power for 27years.

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  27. And the blame game nonsense should also stop. If you want power, also accept responsibility for your actions – the decision and indeed the failure to take any or the right decisions for any given situation. The current leadership does not inspire me as people who are confident with their decision making process at all!

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  28. FAILED LEADERSHIP, FAILED COUNTRY. THIEVES BEHAVING LIKE DOGSBARKING AT US WHO GENUINELY WANT TO MAKE ZAMBIA A BETTER PLACE FOR EVERYONE.

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  29. ZAMBIANS WAKE UP! LUNGU IS A THIEF TOGETHER WITH HIS MINIONS AROUND HIM. ALL THESE LUNGU BLOGGERS ARE A PRODUCT OF LUNGU’S CORRUPTION. THEY ARE ALL BENEFICIARIES OF LUNGU’S LOOT OF OUR ECONOMY. LOOK AT HOW VICIOUSLY THEY ATTACK OTHER BLOGGERS WHO ARE GENUINELY PROTECTING OUR COUNTRY AND ARE SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF MILLIONS OF VOICELESS ZAMBIANS. ZAMBIA NEEDS HH IF IT IS TO COME OUT OF THIS MESS BROUGHT BY VISIONLESS LUNGU, AND IF WE ARE TO MOVE OUR COUNTRY FORWARD. WE ALL NEED TO SUPPORT HH IN ORDER TO FREE OURSELVES FROM THESE GREEDY DICTATORS.

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  30. if it does not rain enough, expect load shedding, poor harvest, low and expensive stock feed, expensive food due to low supply etc. However, when you don’t think reasonably and it does not rain, you expect bumper harvest, too much electricity and total production and expect things to be very cheap. I like the thinking of all of us.

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    • wrong example my brother, lets stick to the facts. first of all pf govt promised reduced loading shedding of only up to 2 hours during the campaigns, but after august elections, they done totally the opposite, secondly they promised reduced oil prices after the signing the Saudi oil deal, they have again done the complete opposite instead of reducing fuel prices to as low as k5.5 as they promised, they have increased fuel prices by 40%. citizens wish to bare with the government on these economic challenges but first the government needs to explain to its citizens or perhaps even apologize for the false promises it made instead of just arrogantly u-turning on its promises and expect citizens to accept without question. when analyzing national matters we need to stop being political…

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  31. Lusaka Times , please put back my comment. Or maybe your prefer people who are INSULTING, talking NONSENSE. Am not a FIGHTER. The load shedding is welcome. (as bad at is it) Until we sort out the problem we have in our Zambia. IF it will ever be solved ,that is.. Please ZESCO , Just be mindful that FAMILY QUALITY TIME IS VITAL for some of us. So dont cut power in the evening or at night.

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  32. Mapolo yanu ba Pf before elections there was no load shredding because you wanted to pretend that you are a good government.Matako yanu!

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  33. Whoever coined “chimbwi no plan’ couldn’t have been more precise. Planning is an alien concept to this govt. That’s why, despite surrounded by untold wealth Zambia still is the hungriest on earth. Brain dead leadership is the problem. KK could not even manage to keep the little maize they harvested but allowed the rains to destroy it, year in year out. Now that Zambia is saddled with the most clueless govt in the world the nation’s problems will simply multiply and snowball into something big.

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  34. What happened to the 600MW solar farms Lungu was parroting would solve the energy crisis? The Prez has now embarked on a crusade to convince Zambians that he will industrialise the country. I do not know whether he has advisers . I will give him a few pointers that are needed to drive industrialisation.

    1.0 Good policies – encourage investment,
    2.0 Abundant CHEAP ELECTRICAL ENERGY – or heavily subsided by the state.
    3.0 Human Resources – Personnel with necessary skills to drive the economy
    4.0 MONEY – We neither have a huge sovereign Investment portfolio that can be used to fund this industrialisation nor are we credit worthy to borrow these colossal amount of money .
    5.0 Low Taxes
    6.0 Good infrastructure – besides electrical , road telecommunication etc…

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  35. WHY ARE SOME PEOPLE COMPLAINING ABOUT 8 HRS LOADSHEDDING MWALIPENA .THROWBACK DR CHIMBWILI LIES.
    Dr. Chishimba Kambwili with Kay Musonda and 4 others.
    June 15 ·
    LOADSHEDDING TO REDUCE TO 2HRS:
    Government has announced loadshedding is set to reduce further this monthend from 4hrs to 2hrs.
    State power utility firm ZESCO says Zambians will now have their light bulbs on longer after the operations at the Maamba Coal Plant are finalized.
    ZESCO had recently revised its power rationing from 8hrs to 4hrs.
    Vote Edgar Chagwa Lungu
    Vote Inonge M Wina
    Team yaziko

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  36. Where is the itezi tezi hydro plant lungu was commissioning ?

    Where is the mamba coal plant lungu and siliya commissioned ?

    Where are solar plants lungu went to Saudi Arabia to sign for ?

    Common PF the lies you tell is legendry and childish.

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  37. The only goodness is that it those who supported PF will suffer more because Southern and Western province is connected to victory falls,North western is run by Gen-sets and Central to Itezhi Itezhi.
    I will enjoy the next five years of poverty and hunger.
    This is how God answers the prayers of Sinners and what happened from may to August this year?
    This is Zambia for you and let us see how tribes will help you.

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  38. Comment: where did the find the power to supply the all country before voting? Zambians make me wonder we are so weak to stand our grounds….. To fight this…..

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  39. congratulations zesco…We the citizens of d’s noble country are enjoying this coz it’s actually Wat we voted for in the jst ended elections. en plz if the works are too mch in the mentioned sites ue are free to increase blackout hours to 15 or 16 hrs.

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  40. What is really not good is lying to the masses before elections. Just be real and tell the people the truth all the time. People will love you for telling the truth.

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  41. Yaaaba loadsheding is back who is going to save……….we ar in trouble, the bus is already full

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  42. There are so many sources of energy, why are we stuck with hydro power when we are not receiving enough rain? What will happen if it does not rain at all this year? No malaiti in Zambia…shame!

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  43. Comment:this is good development
    . upgrade to 330kv from 220kv to provide opportunity for maamba to offload its generation of power on the national grid. some low level views awe sure better hide your low thinking son

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  44. Comment:Change of government is really needed! Things are going worse. Before elections, we were treated like important people because they wanted to be put in power but now, it’s just 2 months ago and problems are flocking as though they had been hidden somewhere for that while. Fuel prices rose, load shedding has worsened, salaries are not increased. Then is this the reverse u meant? We pay them to do the job, no leader does it for free! So give way to others who can work hard for the fact that we the Zambian citizens pay them to do it. We pay tax everyday so long u work or u bought something. Laziness….calling for prayers….God gives when u act!!!

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  45. Indeed some survive on lies. Lies about fuel at k5.5 per litre, 1m jobs, constitution, violence, tongas on oath, tribalism, more money in your pocket, drought, govt is not broke, elections, ballot papers etc

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  46. wait and see. Hon Mutati we may not understand what is going to do. Every journey starts with one step. He may jumped or started crawling. What we know thy have a target to meet; Zambia to be better, in all sectors. As at now we have just seen the genesis. Fuel price up and now load shading. In all this there is saving and more income to gvt. What matters is where all the saving( zesco ) & income(from fuel) will go.

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  47. I’m not surprised. Back home people celebrate mediocrity. With ministries like ministry of chiefs, ministry of religious affairs you can extrapolate the thinking capacity of our leaders. Its beyond redemption. I have lived in Europe for 20 years, I’ve never experienced load shedding for 8 hours believe it or not. This hurts me a lot because everything that our colleagues can do here, we can also do if only we changed our attitude towards life a little bit. Its a very big shame and something very hard to live with everyday.

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  48. And we should demand for their salaries to be reduced by 40%, why shud we continue paying these incompetent barstads hefty salaries for making our life miserable?

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