Lusaka ~ Tue, 22 Dec 2020

By Brightwell Chabusha  


ZESCO Limited has reduced load shedding hours this festive season to four per day effective tomorrow until  January 2, 2021.

This decision is necessitated by the expected decrease in demand for electricity during this period due to a reduction in industrial activities as most companies will be on break.

“…hence, the need to transfer the benefit to residential customers. As a Corporation, we attach great importance to these festive celebrations since it is a time that promotes the social-economic wellbeing of our customers as it brings families and communities together and enhances trade and other commercial activities,” Zesco public relations manager Hazel Zulu has stated.

“We, however, appeal to our customers to continue employing energy efficient initiatives such as switching off all non-essential appliances, using gas for cooking and solar for lighting to help conserve the available power. We advise our customers to report any outages outside their load shedding hours which may be attributed to faults. We take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.”


  1. wajimona

    Here in Makeni we had no power from 9 to 2 this morning we have no power as at now from 8.
    Stop the nonsense

  2. Charles m phiri

    But we hope the loadshedding will come to an end in 2021 we r tried of your stories of loadshedding..

  3. Wellington musukuma

    Does it mean you ba zesco u respect those companies on break than all the pipo at large thus Being unfair naimweeee🤔

  4. Easy

    If the companies you are against are closed, where will the people get their

  5. Easy

    If the companies you are against are closed, where will; the people get their livelihood, the government get the revenue to run the economy? And how will the country be without an industry?
    Don’t comment for the sake to be heard. Weigh what you comment
    If you are in businesses, who will do the business with you, since people will have no money to bring to your businesses. And in the end Zesco will close too because no one will have the capacity to service the bills to facilitate the income of Zesco employees #National blackout

  6. niso Kodibba

    Zesco iliche..!! problem ni bamuntu in power they are not helping the company to grow and end loadshading,,,,,, they are just eating from the company.

  7. bwalyalonga

    I didn’t known loadshedding in 2012 by thinx to zesco

  8. Ken dollar

    U mean that you are going to disconnect the atouchment power to the industrial line and we are going back to the same problem Wich we had in.2020 no Sir u should improve. the road shading must not take many hours in so many years like a you are not working or like a people there not buying some electricity that’s why even the enconommy is going down because what I know is that if some people there not having some electricity it means they can not run there businesses the more there not doing there businesses the more there not having some money .

  9. Wisdom

    Even me i dont no teacher loadsheding what is it in our community and how do you call it


    Life is good.

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