Load shedding end in sight-Kapala

By Paul Shalala

(ZNBC News)

Government is considering importing between 100 and 200 megawatts of electricity from Mozambique.

Energy Minister PETER KAPALA says the importation of power is meant to end the load-shedding which the country is experiencing.

Mr. KAPALA says the Attorney General’s Chambers is working on contracts to actualize the importation of power.

Speaking after signing the amended Southern Africa Development Community -SADC- Energy Protocol in Lusaka, Mr. KAPALA also revealed that the fifth turbine at Kafue Lower Power Station is ready for commissioning.

Mr. KAPALA said the turbine will bring 150 megawatts of electricity into the national grid as trials are being done before it can be commissioned.

And commenting on the amended SADC Protocol, Mr. KAPALA said it will promote private sector investments in the energy sector.

And SADC Legal Counsel MPHATSO KACHULE has praised Zambia for signing the amended Protocol on Energy.

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