Load shedding hits businesses hard

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Copperbelt residents have bemoaned the recently implemented load shedding schedule by ZESCO saying it is impacting negatively on business. Many traders talked to complained of low income after the implementation of the program by the power utility company.

Recently, ZESCO Public Relations Manager Henry Kapata announced that effective June 1, all households and business buildings shall be load shedded for  four hours a day .

But when checked by this reporter, Ndola’s main market was load shedded around 11:00 hours and most beauticians and hairdressers, for example, had to wait for many hours before they could make something even for transport back home.

Whilst in Kitwe, affected the carpentry and joinery business. In Chingola, a welder said he has no option but to get an industrial generator for the betterment of his Business.

Many people like those in bakeries, saloon and other fields who depend on electricity are mostly affected.


One Response to Load shedding hits businesses hard

  1. Loadsheddind by Zesco in Ndola started well on Monday,3rd June,2019 with all areas in Ndola North including KANSENSHI and North rise.Electricity went off around 6.00 hours and we were reconnected at 10.00 hours.

    On Tuesday,KANSENSHI which is west of Kwacha Road was switched off at 10.06 hours and was only reconnected at 14.40 hours.Alas we expected North rise east of Kwacha road to be affected next but to our surprise,it not affected as they had electricity for the day.

    What is happening at Zesco?You are at it again.You like affecting KANSENSHI between Chela Road and KANSENSHI Police.The Police station is not affected by load shedding.

    Amos Nkandu Mwaba
    June 5, 2019 at 4:02 am

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