zesa logo.jpgHarare residents have called upon ZESA Holdings to urgently address the high rate of load-shedding, which has resulted in erratic electricity supply.

 

Over the past 2 weeks, load-shedding has increased in several areas such as Glen Norah, Mufakose, Warren Park and Mabvuku, leaving residents in the dark.

The situation has also been worsened by the power generation failure at Hwange Power station, which was reported last week.

Residents, who spoke to ZBC News, said the power company should come up with a solution to this problem as they are paying high bills without getting any power.

“The situation is now out of hand. We do not expect such erratic power supplies, given the money that we are paying,” said one resident.

Some said the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) should move towards a pre-paid billing system so that individuals can use what they pay for in order to get consistent power supply.

According to the group’s website, Hwange station is generating 310 megawatts out of a possible 920.

Kariba is generating 495 megawatts while Munyati is contributing 30 megawatts. 

The total ouput of 835 megawatts falls far short of the country’s demands of at least 1600.