Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) President Sean Tembo
Patriots for Economic Progress (PeP) President Sean Tembo

The Patriots for Economic Progress is concerned that despite the alleged importation of 300 Megawatts of electricity from Eskom by Government, there is no reduction in load-shedding across the country.
Party President Sean Tembo has wondered whether the 300 Megawatts of power was indeed imported at all.

Mr Tembo said he is aware that according to ZESCO, Zambia had a power deficit of 872 Megawatts at peak hour before the alleged importation of 300 Megawatts from Eskom.

“Therefore, if you have a deficit of 872 MW causing 18 hours of load-shedding per day, then an importation of 300 MW is supposed to reduce load-shedding by more than 6 hours per day. It is evident to all of us that we are not seeing that reduction of 6 hours in load-shedding or indeed any significant reduction at all”, he added.

Mr Tembo has challenged Government to show proof that the $27 million was paid to ESKOM and that the 300 Megawatts of electricity is indeed currently being imported into this country, as well as an account of how this imported electricity is being distributed.

He said without a proper and sound explanation by Government, the citizens of Zambia will be entitled to conclude that the 300 Megawatts of electricity was never imported at all and that the $27 million ended up in some Government officials’ off-shore personal bank accounts.

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31 COMMENTS

  1. If PF bandits continue with bankrupting the beyond 2021 Zambia will cease to exist…..no jokes something needs to be done

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    • As I stated in my previous posts, load shedding will get worse. The whole country is headed towards a total blackout.

      And guess what? When it is totally dark, that is when this PF do what they do best. And these thieves will loot!

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    • “I planted maize yesterday but I have not seen any cobs of maize today come out of the stalk of the maize!” UPND TRIBO INCOMPOS Group 4.

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    • We told those PoooFs not to withdraw more money just wait for rains, well you opened gate for the thieves you know very well.
      Sean Tembo add the $27 million stolen last week to the $48 million fire truck you are still protesting.

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    • When you lie, you need to tell more lies to cover the first lie and more lies to cover your previous lies.

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    • @Sharon, it’s not like that. Electricity is like one direct short on your egg, one swutch you should be pregnant!! We expect you to start vomiting and eating soil, it’s already 3 weeks since Zesco opened their legs to Eskom. Zesco should be vomiting electricity by now!!

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    • @Lukanga kafusha justice
      Getting rid of visionless leader bandit Lungu and his entire PF bandit cadre infested cabinet by any means necessary ….just way too many jokers in Zambia that’s the problem

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    • I am sad for my country and hurting badly for the citizenry in the outside the line of rail and cities/towns boundaries as their experiences with the withdrawal of electricity from the only major service facilities like clinics and hospitals goes unreported! Concerns of load shedding seems to favor only how it affects the town people’s excesses and yet for those in rural areas it’s a matter of life and death!

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    • I am sad for my country and hurting badly for the citizenry in the outside the line of rail and cities/towns boundaries as their experiences with the withdrawal of electricity from the only major service facilities like clinics and hospitals goes unreported! Concerns of load shedding seems to favor only how it affects the town people’s excesses and yet for those in rural areas it’s a matter of life and death!

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    • I am sad for my country and hurting badly for the citizenry in the outside the line of rail and cities/towns boundaries as their experiences with the withdrawal of electricity from the only major service facilities like clinics and hospitals goes unreported! Concerns of load shedding seems to favor only how it affects the town people’s excesses and yet for those in rural areas it’s a matter of life and death!

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    • We living in SA have not head any confirmation by Eskom of any payment from zambia. Zero. Eskom once announced that they had been approached to supply electricity, but that’s were it ended. So watch out this will end up the same like that ship from Turkey that was paid $200m & Zambians saw nothing. 2021 is around the corner & PF as usual is dipping in the coffers to produce dununa reverse.

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  2. @Sharon….we imported 300MW of already made electricity and not 300 kilo litres of water to fill the dam to generate electricity. You analysis or thinking is as flawed as the PF regime. We need to see reduction in loadshedding time immediately

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  3. Today power went at 05 and came back at 20 hrs. There is no reduction in load shedding and if anything there is an increase!

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  4. With no power there is reduction in food production. The country will eventually start feeling the effect shortly. There will be increase in food prices as we will need to import food to supplement for the shortage. Also deforestation has increased as almost everyone is using charcoal. This will eventually lead to more pollution, and local climatic changes that the rain pattern might further shrink.

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  5. We are on record pleading, from 2 years ago, for the pompwe PF GRZ to establish a solar power generating manufacturing industry in Zambia using Zambian copper for all wiring.

    By now a 1/4 of trees lost to malasha would be standing….

    We would have had thousands employed….

    We would be earning millions from exports….

    Many small businesses would be having power….

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  6. You could call her majesty’s(Elizabeth’s) air force,navy,army,and police bandits.And rightly so.They all carry weapons.Peter Carlos Hinds.

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    • @Analyser
      And then appoint who? This system of asking for officials to be fired or to step down should stop. Everytime there is a fault and you don’t get the expected results, there’s someone to blame that should lose their job. The only way we can go further and develop is by supporting them. Before you pas such comments research, analyze then look for a solution before you post pointless comments.

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  7. There is no deal of importing electricity between Eskom and Zesco stop fooling people the only thing which is here in South Africa is that Zesco is owing Eskom and there is no way Eskom will give Zesco power till they pay.

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  8. There is no deal of importing electricity between Eskom and Zesco stop fooling people the only thing which is here in South Africa is that Zesco is owing Eskom and there is no way Eskom will give Zesco power till they pay..

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  9. we want solutions and empty words,just come out tell us what you think will bring change to the current situation.Stop bra bra bra.

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