ZESCO public relations manager Hazel Zulu says the company has reviewed the power outage schedule that is expected to hit most parts of Lusaka this weekend.
According to a notice from Zesco on Monday, an interruption of power was expected to occur on Friday 12th November, 2021 at 06:00hrs to Sunday 14th November 2021 at 18:00hrs.
But in a statement Zulu said the company had reviewed the schedule and the load management would now be done on a rotational basis with a maximum of eight-hour-long loss of power from Friday to Sunday.
She said the shutdown was meant to facilitate implementation of the Lusaka Transmission Distribution and Rehabilitation Project (LTDRP).
“Zesco Limited wishes to inform its customers and the public that there will be a shutdown that will lead to loss of power supply in parts of Lusaka on Friday, 12, Saturday 13 and Sunday, 14 November 2021 on rotational basis in two groups. Group 1 will be from 06:00 to 14:00 hours and Group 2 will be from 14:00 to 22 hours. The shutdown is meant to facilitate implementation of the Lusaka Transmission Distribution and Rehabilitation Project (LTDRP) works meant to benefit customers in the associated areas. The works will entail the re-configuration of substation equipment at Roma substation,” said Zulu.
“The time and areas of outage is as follows: Time: 06:00 Hrs -14:00 Hrs (Group one): Roma, Kalundu, Handsworth, Obama Kamanga, Parts of Chamba Valley, Kaunda Square Stage 1 & 2, Parts of Ibex Hill and Kalingalinga. Time: 14:00 Hrs – 22:00Hrs (Group two) Salama Park, Mutendere East, Parts of Chelstone, Parts of Phi, Kabanana, Kabangwe, Katuba, Along Great North Road, Mandevu, Chunga, Lilanda and Parts of Matero. However, all supply lines should be treated as live, as power supply may be restored before the stated time. Zesco regrets the inconvenience this will cause.”