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Zambia to become an electricity trade hub for Southern Africa-ZESCO MD

Economy Zambia to become an electricity trade hub for Southern Africa-ZESCO MD

Energy Minister David Mabumba with ZESCO Managing Director Victor Mundende during ZESCO "New Strategic Road Map" launch at Lusaka Radisson Blu Hotel on Thursday, 11th May 2017.
Energy Minister David Mabumba with ZESCO Managing Director Victor Mundende during ZESCO “New Strategic Road Map” launch at Lusaka Radisson Blu Hotel on Thursday, 11th May 2017.

ZESCO Limited has projected Zambia to become an electricity trade hub for Southern Africa by 2025, managing director Victor Mundende has said.
Mr Mundende said the power utility firm would ensure that all customers had electricity that meets their needs.

“The successful delivery of this picture of success will not only require a re-examination of our business model, but also a new strategy,” Mr Mundende said. “We firmly believe that the reason for our existence is to serve our customers by making it easy for them to live a better life”

He was speaking in Lusaka on Thursday when he unveiled Zesco’s new strategic road map, to redefine the firm’s operational direction.

Mundende emphasised the need for employees at the firm to work hard in driving the organisation’s performance forward.

At the same occasion, Energy Minister David Mabumba said the country placed upon Zesco a great responsibility of steering economic growth through the provision of safe and reliable electricity services.

Hence, Mr Mabumba said the need for the power firm to redefine itself and the value placed on service delivery to customers.

“By adopting the balanced score card as your tool for strategic planning and performance measurement, I am positive that you shall be able to better define, plan for and implement your transformation to excellent service delivery,” Mr Mabumba said.

He urged public institutions to ensure that all employees are held accountable for their work in order to create value for customers and meet shareholder expectations.

Energy Minister David Mabumba with ZESCO Managing Director Victor Mundende during ZESCO "New Strategic Road Map" launch at Lusaka Radisson Blu Hotel on Thursday, 11th May 2017.
Energy Minister David Mabumba with ZESCO Managing Director Victor Mundende during ZESCO “New Strategic Road Map” launch at Lusaka Radisson Blu Hotel on Thursday, 11th May 2017.

16 COMMENTS

  1. You are failing to provide power to the whole nation and do those with power you have increased tariff by 75 percent and now you want to claim to become a power hub. Can you please wake up and smell lungus smelly feet chalay

    • Not possible. South Africa could but not Zambia. We spend so much mental energy plotting how to kill opponents and steal from govt than how to develop the country.

    • Another one Mujajati at Medical Association of Zambia.

      Zambia is for foreigners
      KK = Malawi
      RB = Malawi
      lungu = Malawi
      Esau Chulu = Malawi
      Peter Zuze = Malawi
      Newstead Zimba = Malawi
      Mack 2 (kaira) = Malawi
      FTJ =DRC
      Elizabeth Mataka = Botswana
      Xavier chungu=DRC
      Lucy Sichone = Malawi
      Sara Longwe = Malawi
      Denis Liwewe = Malawi
      Augustine Seyuba = Angola
      Sunzu=DRC
      Alex Chola =DRC
      GBM = RSA

      How many zambians are even a ward chairman in any of these countries?

    • Very true. We have never had a Bemba president and yet strong freedom fighters came from Chinsali and Kaunda used dubious means to stolen power from my people and he killed many strong Bemba people.

      He killed many of my relatives during Lenshina and I still strong because I never saw my grandparents because of a foreigner from Malawi.

      I think it’s time to sue him or the state for that. He should pay for his sins too.

    • Mwanawasa is the only true zambian who has ever ruled zambia. His selfless performance shows

      kk=malawian
      FTJ=kasai
      RB=malawian
      sata=tanzanian
      lungu=malawian chawa

  2. Zambia to become an electricity trade hub for Southern Africa by 2025? In other words, in 8 years time? Seriously?
    He goes no to say “The power utility firm would ENSURE that all customers had electricity that meets their needs”.
    Now, let’s analyse the plausible rationale -or lack of- behind Mr. Victor Mundende’s statements. We all know Solar energy cannot be the basis for him to vouch to ENSURE that Zambia will have a competitive edge and become an electricity trade hub for Southern Africa in 8 years’ time. This is simply because God’s given sun shines in equal measure in all the Southern African states, and they are not sitting idle but setting up their own solar farms. What Zambia has more of are RIVERS, i.e. hydropower. So, in short, it basically means for Mundende’s ‘assurance’ to…

    • Cont’d … ‘assurance’ to stand to scrutiny, he has to have a solid plan with which to ensure the much-needed ADEQUATE RAINFALL. His plan has to be so solid that other Countries in Southern Africa will be assured to opt to source their energy requirements from Zambia. All this in 8 years’ time. This is his rationale?

      My earnest question is: What on earth makes an Engineer like Mundende abandon engineering, which covers him since it is an exact science, and opt to expose himself to ridicule by talking garbage like this? What is going on?

  3. I HAVEN’T READ IN THIS ARTICLE ANY POWER GENERATION PLANS- OR WERE I FAST IN READING? HOW IS ZESCO GOING TO BE THE HUB OF POWER DISTRIBUTION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA? WE HAVE MAJOR RIVERS SUCH AS CHAMBESHI, LUAPULA RIVER TO MENTION A FEW. ALL THESE RIVERS WOULD HAVE HYDRO-POWER DAMS TO GENERATE POWER FOR LOCAL CONSUMERS AND EXPORT. WHY DO WE FAIL TO IMPLEMENT(GENERATE) THINGS EVEN IF WE HAVE RESOURCE AND RAW MATERIALS FROM WHICH THESE THINGS CAN BE GENERATED OR IMPLEMENTED FROM?

  4. You ungrateful charlattan peon and and totally subversive nincompoop Maloza, wake up! Reveal yourself and take power so you can deport all the 15m non Zambians! Dont hide your rotten, timid tail under your ass behind usernames. Tell us, what did your invalid family contribute to the freedom fight? Lushinga? Mushala? Lenshina? You are an illeterate bastard trying to delete history. No sir you are incapable of understanding anything much less yourself. Zambias true fighters and leaders are sprinkled all over the country. Kapwepwe, Kaunda, Chona, Mundia, Sipalo, Mudenda, Changufu, Winas, Zulu, Bandas, Nyirenda, Chimba and many more. Your myopic view of Zambia;s landscape projected in tribal tinted lenses is frightening and criminal.

  5. Pardon my oversight for not mentioning the erstwhile Father and Freedom fighter Harry Mwaanga Nkumbula as well as Mungoni Liso. Of course Maloza the supreme Zambian may not recognize a single name. They are all Zambians who fought for you against Roy Welensky and the Brits. Got it? Now , go to school kiddo, the bell just sounded.

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