FORMER mines, energy and water development minister Yamfwa Mukanga says Zesco is worsening the current load shedding situation by not communicating the power outage hours through planned schedules. Meanwhile, Zesco has announced that it will start rationing power outside of the planned timings because it is experiencing significant difficulties in balancing the available power supply with demand. This week marks the second consecutive week of Zesco not sharing the load-shedding schedule. In an interview, Monday, Mukanga described the lack of communication by the power utility company as unacceptable. “I think currently, the situation is not very good because it’s very difficult for every entity even the small-scale businesses to plan. You know the majority of the people in Zambia are...

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