ZESCO has lost transmission oil worth K1.2 million through vandalism of its transformers in Lusaka in 10 months.
In a statement released yesterday by the marketing and public relations unit, the company says 5,000 litres of oil has so far been drained from various transformers since February this year.
“People have been vandalising our tranformers draining transmission oil. This has cost the company huge sums of money and affected our supply of power,” the statement reads.
Zesco has since placed a K10,000 reward for whoever will have information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the culprits.
Zesco named the most affected areas as Lusaka’s Roma, Kalundu, Rhodespark and the Industrial area.
Zambia Daily Mail