ZESCO calls for prudent use of power


 THE public should be economical in the usage of electricity to enable ZESCO distribute power fairly countrywide, says spokesperson Henry Kapata

Mr Kapata said however that the power supply company was still working on other means to see how it could reduce on load shedding in view of low water levels at the Kariba Dam due to poor rainfall.

The low water levels were expected to affect the generation of electricity by ZESCO.

“ZESCO would like to urge all its customers to exercise ‘switch and save’. It is only switch and save that will help us distribute electricity fairly across the country without many disturbances,” he said.

He noted that ‘switch and save’ was the best form of self-imposed load shedding that would consequently help ZESCO perform better.

Mr Kapata said it was the responsibility of the public to help the utility company reduce levels of load shedding.

“This is a big task that ZESCO cannot do alone, we need the public to play their part and take up their responsibility of not using electricity carelessly,” he said.

He said the power utility company was positive that it would soon come up with new means on how it could serve the nation better in terms of power supply.

Meanwhile, according to the latest edition of Farmers Gazette of the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU), water levels at the Kariba Dam started falling in March, a situation that normally occurs much  later in the year.

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