Legal Challenges Delay Importation Of Electricity From South Africa

Legal Challenges Delay Importation Of Electricity From South Africa

Power utility, ZESCO has attributed the delay to commence importation of electricity from ESKOM of South Africa to legal challenges.

Speaking to journalists in Lusaka during the tour of customer centres in Lusaka, ZESCO director for commercial and customer services, Chiti Mataka disclosed that one of the requirements for importing power involves conducting public hearings for a period of 30 days before commencing the importation.

Mr Mataka says so far, ZESCO has engaged the ministry of justice in an effort to find a way of expediting the process in light of the continued dwindling water levels in the Kariba dam.

Meanwhile, Mr Mataka says ZESCO has come up with a task force that will ensure the load management schedule is followed to avoid further unpredictability of load-shedding.

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