Utilities businesses in Zambia

Utilities refer to the set of services consumed by the public: electricity, gas, water, and sewage.


Utilities refer to the set of services consumed by the public: electricity, gas, water, and sewage.

Utilities refer to the set of services consumed by the public: electricity, gas, water, and sewage. Telephone services may be included but are listed under Phone, TV and Internet. Water supply and sanitation in Zambia is now managed by regional commercial utilities for urban areas and is overseen by a regulatory agency, NWASCO. These utility companies are listed here. Zambia Electricity Supply Company Ltd, ZESCO is the national authority and is responsible for generating power transmission and distribution. Utility gas is supplied by private companies which are listed here.

Zambia has 2,800 MW of installed electricity generation capacity, of which 85% is hydro based. National access to electricity averages at 31% with 67% of the urban and 4% of the rural population having access to power. The Government of Zambia set a goal for universal electricity access for all Zambians by 2030.

Find gas utility firms that are committed to the safety and satisfaction of customers by understanding their requirements and supplying world-class oxygen supplying them with world-class quality products through continuous innovation.

Producing cylinders of gas of high quality like LPG, oxygen and nitrogen. with a dedicated transport facility and a team of experts and highly trained staff for timely delivery.

Find here distribution companies, supplying products to all major provincial stores and departmental stores in Zambia, Committed to continuous training of manpower to match the dynamic customer needs and the fast-paced ever-changing technological advancements. Committed to the application of the right tools, processes and systems in the provision of service delivery.

The water sector can be said to have two sub-sectors, Water Supply and Sanitation, Urban & Rural and Water Resources Management.

In accordance with the Local Government Act, the National Water Policy and the Water Supply and Sanitation Act No. 28 of 1997, the Ministry of Local Government and Housing and the Local Authorities have the responsibility for Water Supply and Sanitation – both urban and rural. Ministry of Local Government and Housing provides policy guidance, technical and financial control, and facilitates mobilisation of foreign

Service Provision:

There are currently 11 Commercial Utilities licensed to provide Water Supply and Sanitation Services in the urban areas of the 10 provinces of Zambia. Solid waste management and drainage remain the direct responsibility of the Local Authorities. The Local Authorities as shareholders appoint a Board of Directors to oversee the operations of the commercial utilities. The day-to-day running of the utility is the responsibility of the appointed management.

There are also six private schemes licensed to provide water supply and sanitation services as a fringe benefit to their employees. These are owned and run by companies whose core business is not water supply.

For sanitation, the national definition of “adequate” sanitation facilities includes pour-flush latrines, pit latrines with sanitation platforms or other concrete platforms, traditional pit latrines with a smooth floor surface, ventilated improved pit latrines, septic tank latrines (i.e. aqua privy) and EcoSan latrines. WHO and UNICEF disaggregate facilities into improved or unimproved facilities which include the national definitions, as well as, flush toilet, piped sewerage system, pit latrine with slab and composting toilet.