Regional power utility companies cut power supply to Zimbabwe

source: Sunday Standard
by Sunday Standard Reporter in Bulawayo
26.07.2009 11:42:18 P

Zimbabwe faces more severe power outages as regional suppliers have reduced power supplies that the nation’s power utility can import into the country at any given time due to a failure to pay-off debts, an official said.

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) Holdings’ Business Planning and Development manager, Engineer Patrick Chivaura, said supplies to the country were reduced because of ZESA’s failure to clear its arrears by June 30.

Regional power utilities of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique and Zambia had given ZESA up to June 30 to clear a US$57 million debt for [continue reading]

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