Zesco has increased the ongoing countrywide load-shedding due to its failure to generate sufficient power for all its consumers. In a statement, Wednesday, Zesco announced that the “emergency” situation had been necessitated by a fault at Maamba Collieries Power Station. “Zesco Limited wishes to inform its esteemed customers and the general public that there will be increased load shedding countrywide from 20th August until further notice to due limitation of power generation,” read the statement, without stating the number of hours by which load-shedding would be extended. “This emergency situation has been necessitated by the taking out-of-service of Unit 1 at Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL) Power Station which developed a fault on 19th August 2019 at 23:45 hours. During the…...

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