Thirty-One ZESCO power transmission line towers, between Chipata and Lundazi, Eastern province, have been vandalised.
Unknown people have removed the earthing cables to the towers, which are part of ZESCO’s project to connect Lundazi and Chama districts to the national electricity grid.
ZESCO Spokesperson, Henry Kapata confirmed the development to TV 2 news which he says has happened in the past 1 week.
Mr Kapata explained that these acts of vandalism might delay the completion of the project, whose time-frame is the beginning of the year 2020.
He was speaking in an interview in Lusaka.
Meanwhile, Mr Kapata says the water levels in reservoirs at all national power generation plants are more than what was recorded last year at the same time.
He has explained that the water levels at Kafue Gorge, Kariba Dam, Victoria Falls and Itezhi-tezhi power stations are equal to operational levels, therefore the country does not need to worry.
Mr Kapata added that ZESCO expects the water levels to be above the minimum levels by next month, going by the rains currently being experienced.