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Zambia’s electricity utility company, Zesco, has begun a mass disconnection exercise for all prepaid customers who have defaulted in settling their bills more than 30 days.

The exercise began on Monday, March 1, 2021.

According to the company, the exercise is aimed at halting the growing debt and improve cash flow.

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The corporation is owed in excess of K900million (equivalent of $49,559,085.00) through unpaid bills by some of its postpaid customers, which negatively affects the company’s drive towards the provision of efficient services.

In a statement, the company implored its customers to pay up in full in order to avoid any inconvenience that may arise due to suspension of power supply.

“Customers are further informed that once disconnected, re-connection to supply will be activated upon payment of 75 percent of the outstanding amount and applicable reconnection fees,” the company said.



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