Energy and Water Development Minister Dora Siliya says the water levels at both Zambezi and Kafue Rivers have drastically reduced which is now affecting load management.
Ms Siliya has posted on her facebook page that she was informed by ZESCO management last night that the water levels in the Zambezi and Kafue rivers are so low that load management is being affected.
Ms Siliya says this is causing in many instances the load shedding increasing from 8 to 12 hrs per day.
She has ordered ZESCO to be more proactive in releasing information especially relating to the load management schedule.
She says there is need to have predictable power supply so that everyone knows when they will have power, for how long and when they will not have it.
Ms Siliya says the immediate solution is importation of power as the government is currently doing but also that God will hear the prayers of the people and it will rain soon.