Veep asks China to help mitigate the Zambia’s energy deficiency

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This is a power supply station which will transmit power to the economic facility zone and onwards transmission to the city of Lusaka.
This is a power supply station which will transmit power to the economic facility zone and onwards transmission to the city of Lusaka.

Vice President Inonge Wina has asked China to help to mitigate the Zambia’s energy deficiency.

Mrs. Wina says this is because Zambia to develop her nuclear energy potential to speed up development.

She says there is need for the nation to explore nuclear energy as an alternative energy source in order to meet the rising demand for power in areas such as mining, manufacturing, commerce, agriculture and domestic use, among others.

ZANIS reports that the Vice President said this after touring Dongfang Electric Corporation (DEC) in Chengdu, China on her continued week long official working visit.

Dongfang Electric which was established in 1958, is China’s and one of the world’s leading power generation equipment manufacturing company with markets across the globe.

The multibillion dollar firm that specializes in hydro, thermal, nuclear power projects among others, also supplied the two 150 megawatts power generation equipment at the coal powered thermal plant in Maamba.

Zambia has huge deposits of Uranium which should be used to address the energy deficiency in the country, she said.

She added that Zambia is exploring alternative energy sources and nuclear power can be ideal for generation and supply to the mining sector that is undertaking expansion activities.

” For a long time Zambia has depended on hydro power generation. We have reached point where we have to diversify energy generation to other sources. We want to go into nuclear energy, ” she said.

The Vice President says there will be need to sensitize Zambians that nuclear energy is safe and would not be used for creation of bombs as other people would think.

And President of Dongfang Electric Corporation Zou Lie says his company will consider Zambia’s request for assistance to develop nuclear power.

Mr. Lei says his firm is keen to assist Zambia develop her energy sector by improving her power generation through efficient power projects.

He said the use of technology is the ideal way of ensuring that Zambia and Africa benefit to bring development to their people.

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  1. This is the most useless government in history. Why do we pay these chaps using our hard earned tax when all they do is warm chairs and can’t even come up with solutions to serious problems. Always begging and wanting others to fix your problems. I wouldn’t be surprised if lungu asked for help pleasing his wife.

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    • Never go nuclear if you are beggars, how do you handle disasters like with FUKUSHIMA magnitude, if you are perpetual beggars.

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  2. Now we have problems, first we have russia building nuclear power plant now we ask china.. who will get our uranium.

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  3. There the old cow goes off on one again….you can not even pick rubbish from the streets of Lusaka, you have failed to run a single rail line ati “We want nuclear “

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    • Has Gogo Inonge ever heard of the “1945 Hiroshima & Nagasaki atomic bomb drops” or “1986 Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster”.
      During the accident, blast effects caused 2 deaths within the facility and later 29 firemen and employees died in the days-to-months afterward from acute radiation syndrome, with the potential for long-term cancers still being investigated. Practically all of this radioactive material would then go on to fall-out/precipitate onto much of the surface of the western USSR & Europe”.
      Radioactive effects of these two incidents are still devastating developed countries with human deformities what more if such happened in poor Zambia.
      Why not just insist on solar power?

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  4. Being the vice president, she reckons she is the most intelligent woman in Zambia. What a tragedy! She thinks you just go out and dig uranium and put in a pot to create nuclear energy. What a clueless old hen!

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  5. Ok… so now we know why foreign forces are attempting to cause confusion in Zambia. it’s all about the uranium. The Russians want a piece of the action, while the Americans are trying to push Anglo American back in and the Chinese are flexing their muscle with the British pulling the strings in the background. We will be finished as a nation if we play our cards wrong.

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