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President Hichilema not happy with continued load-shedding

President Hakainde Hichilema is concerned with the continued power outages being experienced in some parts of the country.

On Saturday Zambia suffered a nationwide power blackout, leaving a large part of the country without electricity for the second time in a month with the first being a partial blackout early last month after a failure at the Kariba power station, impacting operations of Konkola Copper Mines PLC and other producers of the metal.

Speaking on Phoenix FM’s Good Morning Zambia on the breakfast show, Presidential Spokesperson Anthony Bwalya said the head of state is aware of what happened and is keen to ensure that the power crisis is urgently addressed.

Mr. Bwalya stressed that unexpected power outages have devastating effects on individual households, businesses, and the country’s economy hence the need for ZESCO to urgently find a lasting solution to such problems.

Mr. Bwalya says the steady supply of electricity is critical for Zambia’s economic recovery and has urged ZESCO to take total responsibility and plan ahead of time to avoid disruptions.

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