Zesco to maintain pre-paying system

The Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) has refuted speculation going round that the power utility want to do away with the prepaid metering system.

ZESCO Public Relations Officer Lucy Zimba said there was no truth in the speculation, saying at no time did the company ever hint on going back on its new metering system.

Mrs. Zimba said the prepaid metering system is a national programme that the company embarked on and would  ensure it completes the project in all the nine provinces of the country.

She told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that the utility firm will not do away with the prepaid metering system.

“There is no truth in that speculation as this is a system we had embarked on and will not stop it until we complete the programme countrywide”, she said.

And Mrs. Zimba said the current load-shedding been experienced in most parts of Lusaka city is as a result of the transformer which was gutted at Leopards sub station a couple of months ago.

She said the accident has resulted in an overload on the ZESCO electricity system hence the load-shedding at peak hours currently been experienced in most parts of the city.

Mrs. Zimba said the situation will normalize once the sub station is back on its full operation capacity.

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