Intensive power cuts in the city of Lubumbashi

Intensive power cuts in the city of Lubumbashi
I show you my story about the untimely power cuts in my city which is the cause of many social problems.
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Friday, August 5, 2022

I live in the city of Lubumbashi, and specifically in the municipality of Lubumbashi.
I tell you my story about the untimely power cuts in my city which is the cause of many social problems.

The population of the city of Lubumbashi has been suffering for a while because of the power cuts that occur at any time due to either at medium voltage cut-off

At the drop in the water level of the river and in turn caused by global warming or climatic problem etc. I collected testimonies from some electricians in my neighborhood, the kalubwe who are responsible for the electrical cabin in the square.

Some say, the granting of inappropriate transformers which means, exceeding the costs in relation to the intended users. You find that for a transformer that has the capacity to take 100 dwelling houses per neighborhood, instead, 500 dwelling houses are connected to it. And others say, this problem is also caused by the fact that there is ignition or connection of the initialized electrical devices and which also depends on the type of bulb used.

In addition, the lack of electricity kills small and medium-sized businesses. In today's fast-developing world, nothing happens without electricity. Most small and medium-sized businesses run on electric current. But unfortunately ! in my city, city of Lubumbashi electricity is not full time and does not facilitate the task for certain works.

Result : Insecurity in relation to public lighting, Bad state of some basic foods for daily life etc.

Some small businesses ordered to close. I must admit that I felt sick to my stomach when I saw my friend, Trésor, a young man from the Kalubwe district, being forced into unemployment because he has no electricity to run his office automation. Yet it is the only job he has created for a living. Moreover, when asking him the question, he said: “the power cut even happens more than 10 times a day. How can we work under these conditions? And sometimes we have to use a generator and not everyone can afford it. I have a generator, but I'm tired of buying fuel and the generator itself breaks down all the time.

My close friend crashes. As a conclusion to these possible problems, we believe that to avoid all these problems, the SNEL must please not exceed the load of the transformer compared to the number of users expected.

After that, move on to raising public awareness of how to use this Energy, the types of bulbs to use, turn off the lighting during the day, and think about turning off or unplugging unused appliances. And as a solution, SNEL must try to be up to date with new technologies and thus migrate to clean and renewable energy by acquiring solar panels.













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