Victoria Ranch becomes Zesa’s biggest client

Garikai Mafirakureva

Masvingo – The country’s power utility, the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) is set to connect 2 000 new clients from Victoria Ranch suburb on a first come first serve basis, Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) Masvingo manager, Jacqueline Hlatshwayo has said.

Vic Ranch as a suburb will become Zesa’s biggest customer with a total of 12 000 households and 70 substations. The connection is ready to roll out as soon as residents procure the required equipment including transformers,11Kv lines, Medium Volts Lines (MVL) and pylons.

Hlatshwayo was speaking during a meeting with representatives of the 23 housing schemes under Vic Range during a meeting at a local hotel on Friday.

The Mirror also attended the workshop.

She said that the first 2 000 households of Lot A and remainder of Victoria Ranch will be the first to be connected.

“We are going to connect the first 2 000 clients because that is the capacity we have at the moment. We will add more clients as time goes on. I however, want to urge all our developers that this project should not be quick money- or money-spinning project.

“The project will be rolled on a first come first serve basis so, I plead with all housing schemes to be fair to those who will be willing to join the project when it begins,” said Hlatshwayo.

Zesa loss control manager Festo Madembo said the beneficiaries will have to buy transformers, 11Kv lines, pylons, and Medium Volts lines. He went on to say the project will have 70 substations. 

“You are required to buy brand new products from reputable companies. All the products will be approved and cleared by the loss control department. We are going to have a total of 70 substations in Victoria Ranch alone.   

“You are also advised not to buy hermetically sealed transformers from South Africa.  With a hermetic seal we mean any type of sealing that makes a given object airtight (preventing the passage of air, oxygen, or other gases),” said Madembo.