By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Zesco Limited has rolled out the allocation of 100 bonus units to 480,000 vulnerable customers countrywide as a covid-19 relief package.
Zesco Public Relations Manager Hazel Zulu said this is with effect from December 1,2020.
Ms Zulu said the bonus units will be issued to the most vulnerable residential customers who constitute about 460,000 low consuming customers and 19,000 micro-household enterprises who consume below 200 units.
She said the company want to ease the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the vulnerable commercial and domestic customers and help them to improve their living conditions and their ability to pay for future power consumption.
“The bonus units relief package will run up to 30 April 2021 and customers that qualify will get their 100 units on the first purchase of each month in addition to the units that they buy in a particular month,” she said.
Ms Zulu said bonus unity is one of the three COVID -19 relief packages that ZESCO introduced as part of its contribution towards government’s multi-sectoral approach to ensure sustainability of the social and economic welfare of the people under the current environment.
The other packages included cancellation of the accumulated fixed charges on 71,000 residential and commercial customers which was implemented on 1st August 2020 and the temporary suspension or deferment of the 40 percent recovery debt on selected customers.