Nakonde residents complain of prolonged load shedding, lack of fuel

Nakonde residents in Northern province have complained of prolonged load-shedding and inconsistence fuel supply in the area.

According to the residents, electricity from the power utility Zesco sometimes goes the whole day from 06:00hrs to 18:00hrs and at times from 17:00hrs to 23:00hrs.

The residents attributed the increase in drug trafficking in the border area to persistent power-cuts which allows criminals trade freely in darkness.

The residents said it is even difficult for security operations at the border town because of electricity black-outs and fuel shortages for patrols.

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