Mulusa attacks own government, says Zesco & Zambezi River Authority’s incompetence caused power shortages

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Lucky Mulusa

Minister of National planning, Lucky Mulusa has again attacked his own government, alleging that incompetence at the Zambezi River Authority and ZESCO caused the power black outs Zambia experienced in the last two years.

Mulusa, who not too long ago was caught on camera laughing at the controversial $42 million fire trucks while likening to them to wheelbarrows, this time turned his guns towards ZESCO and Zambezi River Authority accusing them of opening the spillway gates and letting out more water reserves than was necessary which led to the crippling power black outs.
In a live interview with ZNBC, Mulusa also pointed an accusing finger at senior managers at Zesco whom he said delayed the Maamba thermal power plant project by about one year, which could have saved the country billions of kwachas in power imports.
He went on to lament that no action has been taken on erring technocrats at both Zesco and ZRA because everyone blamed the shortage on draughts that followed when the real reason was that the technocrats were to blame.
Mulusa’s revelations are contrary to his government’s official position as well as that of the Zambezi River Authority which stated that the low water levels were caused by effects of climate change.


8 Responses to Mulusa attacks own government, says Zesco & Zambezi River Authority’s incompetence caused power shortages

  1. I like it when someone calls a ‘Wheelbarrow a Wheelbarrow’. Please keep it up, Ba. Minister

    December 26, 2017 at 12:02 pm

  2. I am surprised this man is still a Minister. He is very honest. PF is not an honest government. Please continue calling a spade, a spade, Hon Mulusa.

    December 26, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    • Mr Mulusa had cried when he found the staff at Ngabwe district offices operating from tents! He also walk protested from Chingola to Solwezi, against the bad state of the Chingola/Solwezi Road.

      Very kind and honest fellow he is! Only next to the courageous Dr Ludwig Sondashi!

      December 26, 2017 at 12:54 pm

  3. Mr Mulusa is calling a spade a spade . He has made it clear that some incompetent staff at ZESCO were largely to blame for the power outages. It may even be deemed as sabotage for political reasons .

    December 26, 2017 at 5:52 pm

  4. He is a really minister with a vision. Love you mr minister, you are not bootlicker

    John chabe
    December 26, 2017 at 7:42 pm

  5. Zambian Eye, where has the government been attacked? When you point at the actual reason, then the right solutions can be found and future recurrence avoided. Change your headline as it does not even relate to the body literature

    December 27, 2017 at 4:34 am

  6. Google YouTube · Tourism2013Zim

    Kariba Dam Gates Opening 2013
    Apr 15, 2013

    On 15 April, the dam was depleted of its water reserves and from end of 2014 to early 2017, the country faced 580 mega watts power shortage, lost 6 percent growth in GDP and spent $1billion in electricity imports. Many jobs were lost in the mines, small businesses suffered and people, especially babies lost their lives in hospitals. No one has been made to account.

    December 27, 2017 at 5:03 am

  7. If this is true, was it sabotage or what? Could the Dam hold all that water with cracks. Mulusa should have also investigated why the spillways were opened before opening his mouth. What if the dams collapsed if the spillways were not opened?

    December 29, 2017 at 1:26 pm

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