Small Medium Entrepreneur Moses Mpundu complained that delay to restore power which lasted for over three hours affected business.
He has since appealed to Zesco Limited to always notify customers whenever there are challenges being experienced in the supply of Power.
“In the middle of welding power just cut and I thought it was normal like it happens mostly, but shortly I started receiving calls that the power outage had affected a lot of areas, well business was affected yes because my work here entirely depends on electricity and I do not have a power generator as an alternative, so I was really disturbed just like many of my friends,” Mpundu said.
And when contacted, ZESCO Limited Public Relations Manager Hazel Zulu said the power outage which affected almost the whole country was due to a fault at the Leopards hill substation in Lusaka.
She said preliminary investigations revealed that the outage affected parts of Lusaka as well as Central, Eastern, Northern, North Western, Luapula, Muchinga and Copperbelt provinces.
Zulu said Southern and Western Provinces remained on supply.
She said power was however restored in Lusaka by 16:24 hours, while the rest of the affected provinces around 19:00hrs.