Load shedding to get worse

ZESA Holdings, reeling from persistent foreign currency shortages, has revealed that  load-shedding will increase due to reduced power generation at Hwange Power Station.
In a statement seen by The Zimbabwean, Zesa Holdings said this had been sparked by limited coal deliveries from Hwange C

olliery Company following a series of breakdowns on the coal conveyer plant.
Sources at Zesa said the utility’s failure to pay debts due to acute foreign currency shortages had resulted in continued power cuts.
“As soon as there is enough coal stocks, Zimbabwe Power Company will increase generation at Hwange Power Station,” read part of the statement.
Residents in Highlands, Lewisham, Greendale and Mandara have gone for up to two days without power owing to underground cable faults.
Many Zimbabweans are shivering their way through a long dark winter because of extensive outages.
There is rampant cutting of trees as householders resort to buying firewood for cooking and heating purposes. Recently ZESA hiked its tariffs by at least 350%, shocking Zimbabweans already struggling with massive price hikes in shops, buses and clinics.

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