The Zambia Association of Manufacturers ZAM says the revising of load shedding hours to 8 hours daily is still not enough for the manufacturing industry.

Association Chief Executive Officer Muntanga Lindunda said as earlier reveled the current load shedding has increased production costs for most manufacturers in form of an increase in fuel expenditure to run generators, as some companies’ project to spend millions of Kwacha on diesel every month.

Speaking in an interview with One Love Radio news on Friday, Ms. Lindunda said the staggered 12 hours load-shedding downwards to eight(8) hours following completion of maintenance works at Maamba Collieries Limited, does not change anything in the manufacturing sector as some machines have to continuously operate.

“There are some manufacturers who need their machines to run for a long time and its not an off and on button,” she said.

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