Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Lundazi district experience seven days power blackout


Lundazi District Business Association (LDBA) has lamented that the seven days power blackout has negatively affected the economic growth of the district.

LDBA Committee Member Fanson Botha told ZANIS in Lundazi District yesterday that since ZESCO started load shedding last week on Friday, businesses whose operations depend on electricity has been negatively affected.

Mr Botha who is also Lundazi Welders Association Chairperson said for the past seven days the district has only been receiving electricity at night from 22:00 hours up to 06.00 hours the following day.

This he alleged has been happening without explanation from either ZESCO or Electricity Supply Company of Malawi (ESCOM) where electricity is imported.

Mr Botha complained that because of continued power interruptions, most local business were now experiencing business loses.

He said the most affected businesses were those in welding, Eastern Water and Sewerage Company, Lundazi beer breweries, Lundazi District Hospital, grinding mills and filling stations.

Others Mr Botha mentioned were hair salons, banks, Dunavant NWK Cotton Ginnery Company, Bakeries, food outlets among many others.

He has since appeal to government to consider delinking Lundazi from ESCOM and connect it to the national grid from Chipata where ZESCO has control.

And when contacted for a comment, Lundazi District ZESCO Manager, Elizabeth Namakando referred all quarries to ZESCO Public Relations Officer in Lusaka who could not be reached at press time.


  1. ZESCO does not just switch off power on purpose to punish its customers, it could be a major brake down or more demand in system .they do their best

  2. @1 Spaka like lilo, I have always advised you not to be too lazy to read and understand? If you are too lazy to read how can you make a sensible comment? If you read this article it IS stated by the Chairperson that Lundazi is supplied from Malawi and that is where the load shedding comes from. It is really a pity that in UPNDonkeys party, hh has banned you from thinking for yourself whether you are an MP donkey or a simple donkey like you. On him hh the big donkey is allowed to think but even he can’t think, as far as I can see. What curse has befallen this tr.ib.e kanshi?

Comments are closed.

Read more

Local News

Discover more from Lusaka Times-Zambia's Leading Online News Site -

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading