The Impact of Load Shedding on The Cost of Living: A Zambian Perspective

George M. Mukupa • Musa Phiri • Douglas Kunda
Journal article World Journal of Research and Review • March 2018 Zambia


In this paper, we assess the impact of Zambia Electricity Supply Corporationrsquos (ZESCO) power rationing (load shedding) on the cost of living of the Zambian people. We also assess whether the businesses and households have capacity to resort to alternative sources of energy in the time of crisis. Our results show that, although the rationing does not last for 24 hours in most places, the duration that businesses and households stay out of power is long enough to impact negatively on the livelihoods of the Zambian people and consequently itrsquos Economy. nbsp




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