‘Please Help Us At ZESCO, We Have Suffered Long And Hard’



Modern slavery is being practiced in our own beloved Zambia, specifically  in the big conglomerate called  ZESCO LTD.


I have been a temporal employee for the last 5 years with constant promises of permanent employment or contract.Many more are in this plight as we have no representation and therefore no voice. Tumfweko is our only voice.


Despite these 6 months renewable short contracts I, with my own two naked eyes, have witnessed individuals who have done a mere three months being offered permanent jobs, leaving us languishing. The nepotism is so rampart and naked that its shameless.


I write this letter so that bloggers can help me(us) to broadcast this cry for ‘FREEDOM’ in our own beloved mother Zambia.


We are equally Zambians like any one else. We appeal to the powers that be to have mercy on us.
The Anti Corruption Commission can secretly verify these claims.
I rest here.
Yours frustrated and depressed, but still working hard.
Thank you.
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39 Responses to ‘Please Help Us At ZESCO, We Have Suffered Long And Hard’

  1. shibobo Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 7:59 am

    I have friends in Zesco and I have witnessed a lot of hard working people getting permanent jobs because they have one skill or the other.I mean having the skills which are required in Zesco and not just mere grade twelve.I would advise you to have a right career to become competitive my brother.

    • redbull Reply

      March 23, 2013 at 10:01 am

      I think you no nothing about life.what the brother is talking about is true and happens everywere

    • redbull Reply

      March 23, 2013 at 10:06 am

      even accountants and electricians are also put on temporal

  2. mwansalongwe Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 8:11 am

    HR Director Mr Mumba are you looking into this please? What’s your office doing?

  3. Barotse diaspora Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 8:12 am

    Find an alternative job that is good for you.or venture into personal entreprenuership

  4. Amai tilikuseli Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

    If you are working like that, are you doing a couse or studying. Becouse if not then you cant be employed permanet anywhare. If you have qualification as an Artisan go get a job somewhere. Why cry about ZESCO ZESCO ZESCO go abroad and get a job and that is if you are an Electrian or other trade.

    • Peter Reply

      March 23, 2013 at 7:54 pm

      Be serious or else keep quite

  5. Bana foloko Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 9:41 am

    HiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiii”CRYING”Twachula ifwe kuno kuma yard,HiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiBa zesicolo Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii”CRYING”

  6. King Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Pls !Help him .If u can.


    March 23, 2013 at 10:26 am


  8. kolwe Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 11:19 am

    all managers at zesco should go on contracts, like at ZRA.

    too many top-heavy chaps at zesco doing nothing much, but hidng under the hard work of others.

    also, dismantle zesco into manageable small indepedent units like, generation stations to stand each alone, transmission alone, and all distribution to become indepdendent provincial companies.

    time has come.

    • INDUNA Reply

      March 24, 2013 at 7:53 am

      if they do that power will be expensive,coz each entity will add a mark-up on their services.thats no way to go.but i admit zesco need to improve in their operations.
      i feel for u,its not only zesco.but as others have said hope u going to school and if u have a career try somewhere else maybe u will be appreciated according to ur skill and luck

  9. mfumu Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Zambian nature ,corruption,corruption,corruption,when are we going to change and work with dignity.

  10. Ndeloleshafye Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Zesco , we have had enough of this ****** trendy, why not sort this one out. Can management of zesco look into this issue ASAP before his excellency comes in, and ****** tribalist will start looking as if he is favouring the complainant. Look into this issue NOW.

  11. Whistle blower! Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Zambians should wake up and be brave enough to complain openly when there is an issue. These ananimous complaints do not work. Abash cowardice!! Wake up ba ngwele, ba mbuli

  12. mulilakwenda Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    The amount of abuse of office by ZESCO is the worst ever. These casual workers can even be assigned to go and dig foundation for the area manager. Vehicles in places like Mkushi can carry building sand and quarry dust. The past manager used the nachinery for zesco to dig foundation in a hill and everybody was quiet.
    Yaluma and Shamenda our president wants you to act.

  13. mwila Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    En for the past 5years u have been getting too much money including allowances now sata has reduced those ****** overtym that’s y u complaining mongrel

  14. Mulenga john Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Zesco should improve on the services like connection of power to new houses.

  15. Yikes Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Help yoself man you over 18..Wht are yo qualifications?Why can’t you do nursing?,teaching? and why workn for 5 five years for a company?were you not told that the job you was joinin was a contract one?Ati we are equally Zambians …who told you to be a Zambian you entilted to permanent job? As long as pipo retire no job is permanent in the world even prositutes retire or stop work @ a certain stage…wake man!

  16. BC Lombe Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Selfishness,laziness and ultimately corruption have been the major hindering factors to development.Many people are even seeing corruption as normal and it has been accepted.That is why Zambians are still leading a primitive life. Please let us work up, we can not only rely on others to better our country.Jobs are only given to nephews,nieces,children what a shame.

  17. Sir jeff Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Truth is, in zambia all we think about is get employed n retire.Its high time we started thinking outside the box! LETS GET SELF EMPLOYED N COMPETE! That will help us improve the economy. Lets first get a trade n then enterprise. Problem is, we r scared of getting RICH!

  18. HARRY Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Not only zesco,even tau risk security company is giving its employees kr300,is that not slavary?

  19. kakolwe Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    Who,apart from HH & RB, ever got RICH from their employment from any company? Fact is NONE! All the richest guys U know used their own talents bane! Wise up & use your current status as a stepping stone. 5 years!!!

  20. kakolwe Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    Who,apart from HH & RB, ever got RICH from their employment from any company? Fact is NONE! All the richest guys U know used their own talents bane! Wise up!

  21. Zescolo Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Morecome Mumba ni mambala

  22. Abakonzi Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    The problem with the so called temporal workers at zesco is that you guys do not think beyond your monthly wages.Like people have said,are you trained in anything for you to work for zesco.You should have used your 5years income to even do a 1 year craft certificate in electrical so that when zesco wants to employ people you can be considered.Experience alone and complaints won’t take you anywhere my dear.

  23. Abakonzi Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    However my comment above doesn’t mean I support the fackin nonsense currently going on at zesco.Governments needs to seriously consider selling zesco bcoz we are tired

  24. Popopo Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    My advice to the so called slave at ZESCO, please, please, can you have a vision for tomorrow 5 years at ZESCO as a casual worker a grade 12 cant you be attending part time classes at Lusaka Trades in electrical or whatever work is competitive akapepala

  25. Ba medza Reply

    March 23, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Better get used to the system or resign because work has to be enjoyable not ukulaumfwafye bwino ukukomboka no kufola,kulibe yaso!

  26. kakolwe Reply

    March 24, 2013 at 4:08 am

    @Abakonzi, It was Levy who let go of more than 50% ares of govt share in Zesco. So govt cant sell ZESCO. I thhought you knew!

  27. Barotse diaspora Reply

    March 24, 2013 at 8:58 am

    Can some one someone out their read through the theme of this tale and answer the question.almost all the blogaz who wrongly corresponded and communicated useless advice to this forum are novice and point blank minions.let us learn how to hit the iron when it is hot.rather just bubbling like a duck.gîve concrete reasoning as per question.

  28. a.j Reply

    March 25, 2013 at 8:48 am

    we ve nt been paid for 3moth now we need the goverment to look in to it and give us jobs.

  29. S9 Reply

    March 29, 2013 at 7:31 am

    U were boomnized by the govt?’end of casaulisation’

  30. Luke Reply

    May 29, 2013 at 11:51 am

    The slaves at Zesco are many including electricians and technicians who are given low grades while the people who know nothing about electricity and its generation are bussy milking Zesco on Fat grades.Government must move in and check otherwise a lot of skilled core people to the power utility are demotivated with low grades and no promotions.

  31. mwewa in South Africa Reply

    May 30, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    Mwe bantu, it is not only this man who has raised this issue alone, this complaint has been coming and even the government know this but they have turned their eyes away. This is the same problem and even worse than this at ZAMPOST where people work without a salary e.g. Post bus conductors. They give them k50 per trip as an allowance iyo ine e salary na salary. Please tulekwatako uluse to our fellow human beings.

  32. mwewa in South Africa Reply

    May 30, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I meant kr50 as an allowance

  33. levison mutobapolala Reply

    June 27, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Amaitilikuseli, mwilalanda ifi. Ala ificitika muma institutions yamomo yamo kuti mwalili. Ine natampilile incito as a contracted worker mpaka ukulekelamo inchito. It is not about qualification one can have but…….. you know what I am saying. Meanwhile ine ndeloleshafye

  34. Margaret Chanda Reply

    July 19, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I just want to talk to Mr Mumba Personaly.

  35. Chaona Reply

    October 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Wa khungu akati nikutema, ndiye kuti waponda pa mwala.

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