Even Kasama clergyman irked by Zesco power outages

A clergy man at St Johns Catholic Church in Kasama has complained over continued power outages in the area.

Fr Musonda Kaputula observed with disappointment that Kasama has continued experiencing power outages when Chishimba Zesco power Generation Station has the capacity to supply electricity to all residents.

Fr Kaputula said it is disheartening to have power outages when God has provided the district with all it needs to supply power to its people.

Fr Kaputula revealed that the power station has seven generators but only one is in operation which seriously and urgently needs to be looked into.

He called on government to come to the aid of the people of Kasama in Northern Province which has been receiving low voltage or none.

The Parish Priest lamented that continuous power outages are retarding development of the district.

He said even the millers, like Kasama Milling, are depending on diesel run generators.

And Zesco Northern Regional Manager, Yona Sichalwe, agreed that Chishimba was generation only 2 mega watts instead of 6 megawatts.

Mr sichalwe said the problem of outages is being looked into seriously by his company engineers.

He, however, said the machines at Chishimba are obsolete and need new ones.

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