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LOADSHEDDING HURTING THE POOR  – KALABA 

By NATION REPORTER 

ZESCO should reduce electricity load shedding to at least three hours to give relief to citizens living in poor communities, Citizens First (CF) Party leader, Harry Kalaba has said.

Last week, Energy Minister Paul Kapala told parliament that due to the low levels of water in the Kariba Lake, ZESCO will implement a load management schedule of 6hrs daily, starting on the 15th of December until water levels improve.

Mr Kalaba said it was cruel for the new dawn government to subject poor citizens to lengthy power rationing when they were just recovering from the devastating effects of Covid 19 that almost crippled the livelihood of the poor Zambians. 

He said Zambia was generating more electricity than it uses but was exporting it to South Africa, Namibia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe, the development he said was not only fair but also had potential to slow down economic activities in the country. 

According to Zesco, load shedding is expected to end in March 2023. 

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