Government has expressed happiness at the innovation of the main Hydro power stationÂ in Mporokoso district.
Science and Technology permanent secretary Dr. Paul Zambezi says government will
make every effort to protect the site and replicate the idea so that it serves the people in the district and northern province at large.
Dr. Zambezi described the power generating station as an asset that can serve the
communities for both domestic and industrial purposes.
Dr. Zambezi said this when he visited the site where Charles Mumba , a resident of
Mporokoso has established hydro power using a generator, tractor rim and other
components at Kapumo falls on Mutotoshi river.
And Northern Province permanent secretary Joel Ngo said the province has many water
falls that can provide electricity.
Mr. Ngo said there is need to expand the idea in an effort to reduce poverty in the
He further said, the idea can properly be spread on other falls so that people are able to use cheap electricity.
He added that the move will also help to open up irrigation projects, hammer mills and inter-net cafesÂ that can reduce illiteracy in the province.
Meanwhile, Mr. MumbaÂ has appealed to government to help him expand the idea.
He said it took himÂ seven years to develop the power station which he has been using to generate electricity for his domestic useÂ for the pastÂ five years.
Kapumo falls isÂ fiveÂ kilometers west of Mporokoso.