Lights up as ZESA announces end of loadshedding

by | Jul 5, 2023 | Business, Local News | 0 comments

Lights up as ZESA announces end of loadshedding

By Yvonne Mutambwa


In the wake of the completion of Hwange Unit 7 and 8 the nation is assured of adequate power supply for both industry and household use and there will be no more load-shedding induced black-out, a Cabinet Minister has said.


Speaking during a post-Cabinet media address, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Senator Monica Mutsvangwa disclosed that there will be now more load shedding.


“Cabinet received and considered the report on the energy demand and the power supply situation as presented by the Minister of Energy and Power Development, Honourable Soda Zhemu. Cabinet noted with satisfaction that ZESA Holdings has announced the end to load shedding as a result of the interventions implemented by the Second Republic thereby fulfilling the mantra: ‘Nyika inovakwa Nevene vayo/ Ilizwe Lakhiwa labanikazi balo’,” she said.


Earlier on, ZESA Holdings had announced an end to load shedding in the wake of government interventions that saw 600 megawatts being added to the national grid after the switching on of Hwange Unit 7 and 8 power stations.


The government also gave an update on the establishment of youth focal desks in various ministries, urging Zimbabweans to make use of them as they are meant to facilitate young people’s participation in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of policies, programmes, and projects.