While Zambia is blaming nature, Zim ended load shedding last December

ZIMBABWEANS will continue to enjoy uninterrupted electricity supply as government’s efforts to ensure constant power supply start paying dividends, Energy and Power Development Minister,
Samuel Undenge, said.
The country last experienced load shedding in December last year.
Minister Undenge said the government would augment electricity from diesel powered generators to be installed at Dema Substation in preparation for high power demand from domestic consumers and wheat farmers in winter.
He said the Mutare emergency plant also running on diesel or gas, would add 120MW to the national grid and the tender was won by Helcraw Electrical (Pvt)Ltd.
Speaking at the Joint Command and Staff Course number 29 at Staff College in Harare yesterday,
Minister Undenge said 2016 was a “transitional year” and there would be no load shedding.
“Although power generation at Kariba has been reduced to an average of 285 megawatts, you might
have noticed that since the beginning of the year, there has not been any load shedding.
“If you’ve experienced any power cuts during this period, this was due to some faults on the system.
This might appear as fiction to you as you had become accustomed to long hours of load shedding. I
want to assure you that we’re working tirelessly to maintain this situation, (and) 2016 is likely to be a transitional year of no load shedding”.
He said it took some time and a lot of effort for government to deal with power outages.

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