The Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) has said load shedding in the country has ended due to interventions the power utility company has enforced.
ZESCO Public Relations Manager Henry Kapata said ZESCO has done everything possible to assure that the problem of blackouts which some parts of the country used to experience in the past is a thing of the past.
Kapata has however bemoaned the increase in illegal connections which he said is the major reason behind power blackouts that have been experienced in some areas in the recent past.
He told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that some people have still continued to defy the law and engage in illegal connections in residential areas especially compounds.
Mr Kapata stated that in rural districts, load shedding has almost come to zero adding that problems being experienced in the national Lusaka is mostly due to illegal connections of welding equipments, saloons and barber shops.
He urged members of the public throughout the country to heed to ZESCO guidelines by following the laid down procedures and avoid illegal connections because it is punishable by the law.