CONTINUED power outages by ZESCO has caused cooperatives in Monze to lose over K27,000 for the more than 5000 litres of milk which became sour after the milk cooling tank got damaged.
The generator, agitator, compressor and fan for the 3000 litres cooling tank got damaged when ZESCO restored power following an abrupt power cut.
One of the cooperative with over 300 members has appealed to DAZ to intervene and save smallholder dairy farmers from the pending abject poverty due to lost incomes as a result of the ZESCO power cuts. DAZ and the cooperative leadership are working tirelessly to repair the cooling tank and ensure that 3,000 litres collected from over 470 farmers daily does not go to waste.
Source: Zambia National Farmers Union