Calls for heads to roll over power failure

Vice President Inonge Wina described last week's power outage that lasted for 128 hours in five provinces as “one of Zambia’s most disastrous natural calamities”. This came amidst a growing chorus of calls for the axing of executives at the power utility company ZESCO. Speaking during the 30-minute vice president’s…

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Power restored in Zambia after 128 hrs of crippling blackout in 5 provinces

Shortly after 20:00 last night, (24/11) power had been restored after a 128-hour power failure that crippled half of Zambia, even though a few isolated areas were still in darkness. Especially poultry and dairy farmers breathed a sigh of relief, but also role players all the way down the value…

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Pres. Lungu puts foot down on day five of power blackout

The president of Zambia, Edgar Lungu, got involved personally to bring a speedy resolution to the power failure that has crippled half of Zambia, wreaking havoc among poultry and dairy farmers  and small scale agro-processing plants. "President Lungu ordered us to get on the ground and ensure that power is…

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