Poultry production: Raising broiler chickens without electricity

Question: Is it possible to produce broiler chickens throughout the year without electricity? Many poultry farmers started off brooding with charcoal or gas. There is no reason why corrugated iron houses cannot be heated successfully all year round. What is important is for farmers to use their initiative and look…

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Zambian electricity consumers hit with another tariff hike

Zambia’s power utility company ZESCO today implemented an extra 25% tariff increase as development industry analysts say it will have disastrous consequences in the economy. In May, ZESCO implemented a 50% price increase, after the Energy Regulation Board approved a two-phased tariff adjustment of 75%. The company says cost-reflective power…

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Farmers could get preferential power tariffs – Lungu

President Edgar Lungu said government will consider preferential power tariffs for farmers. This follows an outcry by the Zambian National Farmers Union (ZNFU) after the country’s power utility company ZESCO imposed a massive power hike of 75%. Speaking on Tuesday, while he visited small and commercial farmers in Central Province,…

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Millers appeal for preferential electricity tariff

The Millers Association of Zambia (MAZ) is seeking a preferential electricity tariff lower than the massive 75% imposed by ZESCO. But the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) blamed consumer apathy during the submissions process, saying they had missed the opportunity to make their case. The new ZESCO tariff came into effect…

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