Mr Amos Chanda
Mr Amos Chanda

Japan has offered to help Zambia overcome the current electricity deficit by investing in research to ascertain which alternative sources of energy it would invest in.

This was discussed during a meeting at State House today between President Edgar Lungu and the visiting Japanese Prime Minister’s Special Envoy, which touched on various issues including the current power deficit, economic development, the UN Security Council and other issues not of public consumption.

Briefing Journalists at State House this afternoon shortly after the meeting, Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda says the Japanese Prime Minister’s envoy noted the need for Zambia to invest in various projects aimed at cementing the energy security.

Mr. Chanda says the Japanese Government has pledged to help Zambia attain this energy security because it is a prerequisite for industrial development.

He says the Japanese have since pledged to bring technology into the country that will make the energy demand adaptive to the environment in the country.

He adds that the Head of State has since assured Japanese investors that Zambia will remain a liberalized economy and that their investment is secured and protected.

And Mr. Chanda says the President also informed the Japanese delegation that Zambia stands by the African position regarding the reform of the UN Security Council.

The delegation which is led by the Japanese Vice Foreign Affairs Minister Hitoshi Kikawada also extended an invitation to President Lungu to attend the first TICAD conference in Africa that will be held in Kenya next year.

TICAD is an open, multilateral and international forum that discusses the future development of Africa.

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  1. Were would you be if it was not for foreigners?
    Look at all the black countries.. ya’ll stilll sh!t in dirt holes in the ground. .? WTF!? You think the white Jesus will deliver you from load shedding, and poverty. Religion is one of the most illogical and flawed ideologies on face of the earth, which just tricks naive people and brainwash them.? You choose to be poor when you choose to be lazy and spend your time asking an imaginary god to save your countries from bad economy and poverty.

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    • Jesus was not white Moron. He hid in Africa as a baby for a reason. Take your stupidity and keep it in your own house. Black is beautiful, just ask King Solomon. Plus Moses.

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    • @Pompous: you can Insult Haaa. Anyways, point taken though as Africans we have suffered unfair Trade deals which has lead us to depend on You whites if you are??? because you have always stolen from Africa. Africa always survived without foreigners until when our continent was plundered. Foreigners also introduced corruption in our leadership because they are never clean.

      So We would be Far much better without you foreigners who brought Slavery to our people, Corruption etc? which Africans never knew before.

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  2. Build Hydro power stations in luapula,cb,northern n northwestern.The provinces record gud rainfall.Luapula river is enough water.Southern province fyalipena.it doesn’t rain there.govt should start thinking instead of building more power stations where it doesn’t rain

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  3. This is welcome. I hope Japan does not offer us Nuclear energy stations, look what happened there!

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  4. 09/12/2015

    By Tildy Bayar

    As part of Egypt’s five-year Power Boost programme, the government this week signed a $600m loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance the construction of a gas-fired power plant in the country.

    Capital commensurate with watts look at the Egyptian EIB roman funded to Egypt for The 1.8 GW 09/12/2015

    By Tildy Bayar

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  5. 09/12/2015

    By Tildy Bayar

    As part of Egypt’s five-year Power Boost programme, the government this week signed a $600m loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) to finance the construction of a gas-fired power plant in the country.

    Capital commensurate with watts look at the Egyptian EIB roman funded to Egypt for The 1.8 GW 09/12/2015

    By Tildy Bayar

    Such talks Look at Egypt resolve to boost…

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  6. Look also at Ghana combined total of 250 MW similarly and learn something to achieve efficiency and savings in power generating within constraints maximisations at the same time savings on those costly ships not owner operated

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  7. On build and operate and transfer Ghana has invested 120 Million in lease for a year in 10 20 MW movable gas power plants that can be mobilised quickly and operated cheaply in the short to long-term from Dubai based company

    Egypt is also leading the pack with Japan investing 1Million USD in that syndicated financing for a 20 Mw solar power plant and Zambia can do better

    shad I end here////

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  8. We have two universities for nothing…imagine we are now importing electricity for $18m per month all the way from Turkey…really laughable.

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    • they produce technocrats on paper but inittially they theocrats,how many of the Unza graduates have companies,most of them seek for employment when they graduate,40 years down on the line no invention

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  9. @Jay Jay & KCMBSL, wrong theories breed wrong solutions.
    Leave complex issues to those with complex brain cells. On complex issues such as energy, your role is to keep quiet as ignorance will only subtract from a healthy debate and delay solutions. Keep quiet and wait to be given solutions, like a baby waits to be breast fed when it is hungry. Babies do not have to think or work, their role is just to recognise that they want something to eat or drink and cry for it. When they grow up and are educated, they will be allowed to think. Okay guys?

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    • atleast now pipo are thinking on this forum coz i have ready some suggestions and recommendations and if all of you educated pipo with Phds,BAs Diplomas,were thinking like this zambia would have been somewhere,this is what i call reasoning effectively with substance in each and every comment way to go guys,not hate speaches like HH what ECL aba what,solutions and alternatives first and then criticism when something has failed to happen but only the way you thought or to be favoured

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    • you speak very good english excellent,practically nothing,the only practical thing we see is closing great east road and throwing stones,ama VIVA too much

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  10. japan just dont give them cash money, they will use it to buy cars, also if you provide any training, supervise the selection of candidates your selves or all places will go to ministers children and relatives.

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  11. Investing in research to ascertain which alternative sources of energy to invest in is the way to go to optimise on investment. Research is to development what eyesight is to a human being. But I have to say, you know you are a sightless lame duck when the Aid provider, after observing your etiquette, firstly offers to do a research for you to ascertain which sort of aid you need.

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  12. @pompous these ar challenges of moment and every continent has poor people, Christianity teaches hard work and this continent without Jesus would be worse off,

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