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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The power of dung – turning animal-waste into clean fuel

In a departure from the standard ‘brain drain’ that takes so much young talent out of the continent, these young Zambians have chosen to invest their brains and their energy into contributing to the development of their own country. Mwila Lwando (32) and Kabeke Mulenga (26) were at Zambia’s recent…

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‘75% power hike will cripple agriculture’ – financial expert

A financial expert warns the proposed 75% power hike by the national power company ZESCO will cripple the agriculture sector. Financial analyst and management expert Richard Mbewe says the increase in power tariffs will trigger galloping inflation. “Everything that involves electricity, including agriculture, will see price increases. With everything going…

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‘Power restored to all affected areas’ – ZESCO

Power has been restored to the last two of seven provinces that experienced a power failure on Monday afternoon. In Lusaka, ZESCO senior public relations manager - Bessie Banda - confirmed that power were restored. "ZESCO apologises for the inconvenience caused to our customers in all the provinces that were…

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