Kariba residents on Monday reportedly demanded that their little town, which consumes 7 megawatts of electricity be exempted from power cuts.
They made the demand to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy which is chaired by Binga South MP, Joel Gabuza.
Kariba Incorporated Area Residents Ratepayers Association (KIARRA) executive chairperson Sam Mawawo met the committee where he expressed the residents’ concerns. He said:
I am happy that my presentation to them through your contributions was sweet and powerful to the committee that they are taking those issues to the responsible Minister and that we expect positive results for Kariba soon.
Mawawo claimed that since Kariba does not have industries except the power plant itself, there was really no need for load shedding. He added:
There are no industrial actions except the power plant itself but it taps out power separately. We can’t leave without electricity generated locally.
Logically it doesn’t make sense for workers in the industry. He can’t be on night shift generating electricity from underground yet there is darkness at his house. This is unacceptable.