—Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) Director for transmission Christopher Mubemba says his company has put in place measures to ensure that it serves its customers to their satisfaction.
Mr Mubemba said the company has experienced tremendous increase in electricity demand which it has put on its agenda to provide adequate services to the Zambian people.
He said this last night during a media cocktail held at Pamodzi Hotel in Lusaka.
Mr Mubemba also paid great tribute to various media organizations for their role in reporting on ZESCO’s vital projects and operations going on across the country.
He said the media plays an important role in information dissemination adding that their contribution cannot be over emphasized.
Mr Mubemba stated that the nation is recording tremendous growth in the economy especially in the mining, agriculture, residential developments and other vital commercial entities which needs to be serviced by ZESCO.
He emphasized that customers should always ensure that they use electricity in a prudent manner to avoid wastage.
He noted that load shedding has been a cry of many in this country for the last six years a situation he said has been received with mixed feeling by the consumers.
He added that this is the reason why the company has embarked on the construction of new generation plants to increase the capacity.
Mr Mubemba said the first machine at Kariba North Bank Extension projects will be commissioned in December by President Michael Sata.
He said the new project will bring an additional 180 megawatts of power during this month saying that the additional 180 megawatts will be done in February 2014 at Kariba North Bank Extension.
Mr Mubemba stated that ZESCO is fully convinced that once all the projects going on in the country which are aimed at increasing electricity capacity are completed, there will be minimal interruptions of power in the nation.
He further implored the media houses to continue highlighting some of the achievements the company is doing in the country for the benefit of the citizens.