ZESCO TO IMPORT ANOTHER 300 MEGAWATTS OF POWER FROM SOUTH AFRICA AT A COST OF 20.5 MILLION DOLLARS.
Minister of Energy Mathew Nkhuwa says government may need to import another 300 megawatts of power from South Africa at a total cost of 20.5 million dollars.
And Mr. Nkhuwa says load shedding hours have not reduced in some areas even after the importation of 300 because the country is still experiencing a power deficit of about 800 megawatts.
Meanwhile, water levels at Lake Kariba have further reduced by 3 cm despite receiving some rains.
And some Small Medium Enterprises who have been affected by the load shedding have called on government to fully plan for next year to avoid the prevailing challenges.