By Bennie Mundando
THE Zesco head office in Lusaka has been closed temporarily to pave way for Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19) public health preventive measures such as fumigating the premises.
Public Relations Manager Hazel Zulu has confirmed the development in a statement obtained by The Scoop today saying the premises will be closed for three days starting tomorrow.
“ZESCO Limited wishes to inform its customers and the general public that it will shut down its Head Office, situated along Great East Road in Lusaka, for three days effective Wednesday 12th August 2020 in order to enhance Covid-19 preventive measures such as fumigation of the premises in line with guidance provided by the Ministry of Health.
“To safeguard the health of our employees and customers, and in contributing to mitigating the spread of the pandemic in the country, the Corporation will continue to operate under strict preventive guidelines as recommended by the Ministry of Health.
“We further urge our customers to maximize the use of our various online digital platforms to purchase electricity units as well as the use of the ZESCO Mobile Application and the USSD Code (*3600#) to access our services such as viewing prepaid tokens, reporting faults and tracking connection status,” Ms. Zulu says.
She has advised customers and employees to ensure that they continue to strictly observe preventive measures such as observing social distancing, holding virtual meetings where necessary, washing and sanitising hands regularly, and the mandatory wearing of face masks, among others.
“As a Corporation, we care about the wellbeing of our employees and customers hence the need for us to ensure that we heighten preventive measures at our offices,” she said.