Headlines

Worsened Load Shedding Due To Faulty Power Supply Lines, Says Minister

Energy Minister Mathew Nkhuwa has said the worsened long hours of load shedding being experienced in the country are a result of faults in the supply lines.

He said when he presented a ministerial statement to parliament following a point of order raised by leader of the opposition Jack Mwiimbu that since commencement of imports on November 22, Zambia has received an average of 218 megawatts of power daily from South Africa’s Eskom.

However, Mazabuka Central UPND Member of Parliament Garry Nkombo asked Mr Nkhuwa to table the contract that Zambia signed with Eskom because “it is a matter of public concern”.

The initial agreement was for the importation of 300 megawatts of power, for which $21 million was paid, but this amount cannot be received because of transmission and path limitations, Mr Nkhuwa told Parliament.

Meanwhile, Mr Nkhuwa has said Zesco will therefore continue to implement load management with a daily minimum of 12 hours and a maximum of 17 hours for all customers.

Eskom has said it has a non-firm power supply contract with Zesco in the sense that power will only be supplied whenever the South African utility has it in excess.

30 Comments

  1. Mwaba macco

    Am quite perplexed sir how could you commence planning to import power and pay for the same power when you know the paths the power is going to use to reach us as faults.why didn’t you first scrutinize the paths before making that vital decision to import power.

  2. Truth man

    Chaos! In planning.

  3. Ubuteko bwacine

    Pf government cannot be trusted anymore because tamwaba uwakwata amano ukufikapo shonse nimbutumafye shekashekafye.they are liars and evil only.

    • Mapalo

      Imwe naimwe ikalenifye, kwati imwe mwalikwatapo amano aya ku teka ichalo. Actions speak louder than words.

      • Mwembwa mwe

        Elo ba mapalo mwampapusha sana,so mulemo bwino iyi imitele iyi ilipo?mwila inpanga kwati milimpofo,elo insoni ebuntu eimwe tukandili

  4. Marker

    Better tell us you didn’t pay so that you bring back our money.How could I pay for my child place at when I know that there is no place to accommodate him,can he believe me honestly? Don’t fool us.

  5. Sosa

    Who appointed this idiot to that position which requires a person who has five sense unlike him.
    This is because of wako ni wako problem

  6. pf

    ati listening gvt wala mudala

  7. Morton

    What i can only say is, we have been fooled in enough by PF government but what they should never forget is that it is us who put them in those offices they are occuping and when time comes we will remove them period.

    • LOGO

      THIS IS DUNUNA REVERSE.SONTA EPO WAWOMBA.MUNTU NI LUNGU AND WAKO NI WAKO.POOR FINISH (P F).HH SAID YOU REMEMBER MY WORDS.

  8. Kalijo

    Explanation is hugely porous, devoid of ministerial substance. This entails Zambia lacks both electrical engineering and technical expertise. Worst of all, financial administration and contractual obligation are ironical, hence power importation is fraudulent.

  9. Jesse

    If there was no rains they would be saying kariba dam has no water these people story after story

  10. Flstudio

    Yaba alawafya!!

  11. Reas

    Mr. Nkhuwa is acting like a baby as if is telling young people. Mr. Minister your stories are full of lies. Don’t play with people they not fools. Who’s using electricity which you imported because nothing has changed. You’ve not paid anything apart you just waiting for water to raise up. That tactics is known to many Zambians. How many months we’ve stayed in darkness. it has been now almost three months since you started telling us that you’ve paid after two weeks will start receiving electricity even government spokeswoman said the same.

  12. WWE NETWORK SMACKDOWN

    At least

  13. LIKISH

    U lies that we don’t have enogh water in kariba,again u raise another lies Kuwayawayafye.

  14. Mapalo

    Ninshi ishoshine intambo shaputukilefye aba mukomboni, because electricity goes for long hours only in shanty compounds.

  15. Sosa

    Don’t worry people power is on the train it will arrive soon.

  16. dance

    Dull and stupid govt

  17. Sichembe

    Tatuli baiche.jst say you didn’t pay.

  18. JUSTINE CHIBWE

    ababantu inshort tabashita ama laiti.its just another way of stealing that ka 27 fimofimo

    • M.j.nyondo

      Ba people don’t worry about fool government and hi cabinets,let votes hh 2021,not pf

  19. Razor

    If there is a competition for the most excuses between countries then this government can surely win.

  20. Titus k mwambah

    People of zambia dont worry they are doing their best to bring power into the nation as matter or fact its us who chose them..we have chosen them because we saw something in them we believed that they will make a change but look at now power going around 06:00hrs coming kuma 21:00hrs uh! whats that? anyway we will survive look at those people who live in villages some they dont even know that there is power but they are still living now why cant we? people let us give them time maybe what they are saying its true.nomba epobatapila iyo kariba dam no water but see now infula ilaloka u mean now they can start importing power sure? ok let us give them time but mmm (tabachetekela ubuteko ukalalansala ngololela amalight)

  21. Kikiki

    @titus k Mwamba…. Activities at Village level and that of town are totally different. Most businesses in town depend on electricity. Giving another chance to pf that has proved beyond reasonable doubt of being visionless is suicide. There is no more hope in these Pathetc Failures.

  22. Daniel c

    I think you are not serious with wat you are doing

  23. E-jay

    the problem with us Zambia’s is that we like testing people. the current president said before the was elected that he had not dreamed of becoming a president and we still had to vote for a person without a vision. we made a mistake and a normal person can’t make the same mistake twice that’s now been foolish. let’s support another leader who has a vision.And we can see wat he might do also.

  24. E-jay

    the problem with us Zambia’s is that we like testing people. the current president said before he was elected that he had not dreamed of becoming a president and we still had to vote for a person without a vision. we made a mistake and a normal person can’t make the same mistake twice that’s now been foolish. let’s support another leader who has a vision.And we can see wat he might do also.

  25. mwanya nshamyebe

    mwatubelesha bakolwe imwe ninshi mwakwata bapandamano ifiwelewele awekwena twatendwa nangula iwe nkhuwa tawaishi incito yobe umutu akwatafye amapepala yamasambililo yapamulu ukwabula amano yacifyalilwa

Comments are closed.