WinterABC2022 Stories Of Our World: Loadshedding

In 2019 the load-shedding hours were unbearable in Zimbabwe. Loadshedding hours would start from 4 am to around 22hours. People rarely used power those days and the only sign that notified you that at least it wasn’t an electrical fault was the temperature of meat or food items in the refrigerator. The thieves lost their business during that period because as soon as the power came back on people in different households would start ironing their laundry, studying and sewing their clothes if one was a tailor. The phrase magetsi auya,  wasn’t popular anymore because the houses became dark cities.

The houses became alive at night and some people always went to work feeling sleepy. It took time for people to adjust to the new normal.

Although the routine was hectic, some households never had to change their sleeping patterns. The households had invested in solar energy. Those households became the coolest families in the neighbourhood because when there was no power their households would stand out in the whole neighbourhood.

Investing in solar energy can be costly at first but the investment will be worth it in the end. Imagine the hustle of having to scrap off candle wax from the floor each morning or waking up in the middle of the night to study.

My advice to you is to invest in sustainable energy if you can.

Published by tcndangana

The girl with an overactive imagination

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