ZESCO signs MOU with Malawian electricity firm

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ZESCO Muzuma substation being upgraded to KV 330 (from KV 220) in order to be connected to the national grid as soon as the Maamba coal plant station is commissioned
ZESCO Muzuma substation being upgraded to KV 330 (from KV 220) in order to be connected to the national grid as soon as the Maamba coal plant station is commissioned

ZESCO and ESCOM of Malawi have signed a five year agreement for 20 mva electricity power supply.

ZESCO Managing Director Victor Mundende signed the deal on behalf of the power utility company, while Alex Chiwaya who is the Chief Executive Officer for ESCOM signed on behalf of the of Malawian power supply company.

Speaking before the signing ceremony Minister of Energy Matthews Nkuwa said the signing of the power supply agreement is in line with the vision for Zambia to be the power hub of electricity trade within the region, by 2025.

Mr. Nkuwa said their vision is based on the fact that as a land linked country, Zambia is in a unique position to facilitate regional electricity trade.

He noted that the agreement is meant to interconnect the two power systems at transmission level, for the benefit of both countries.

Mr. Nkuwa added that the planned interconnections will enable increased trade of power resources between the two countries and the region.

And speaking earlier Malawian Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Aggrey Masi said this is a landmark achievement for the two countries.

Mr. Masi said it is good that the agreement has finally been signed, adding that it is the beginning of greater things to come.

The Malawian Minister said the cooperation between the two countries has grown over the years, and this is one of the fruits of this cooperation.

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12 COMMENTS

  1. Same Malawi with a lowly per capita income of just $335 and a small electricity capacity dwarfed by Zambia’s 1800MW . Even small countries playing boss to Edgar Lungu its a shame.

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    • Isn’t this supposed to be good news? Zambia is selling power to Malawi. How is Malawi bossing Zambia when it is lacking? We need to change our attitudes as Zambians. How is it possible to live a negative life & never be proud of who you are & being a Zambian? We have to stop this otherwise God will take away even what He has blessed us with. God Bless Zambia

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    • Mzambia wa Zamani does not understand written English. He is paid by HH to always critisise.

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  2. What is a land linked country LT? Zambia we’ve gotta stop this culture of extending the begging bowl even to poorer nations for electricity supply and everyone else.

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    • @enca , we wish to inform you that you have been awarded another PhD and a honorary doctorate from dundumwezi University.

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  3. read again enka ZESCO will be supplying power to Malawi which is a good thing .ha i know engineering can be complex at times.

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  4. The reporter has no clue what this MOU entails so everyone is left wondering what exactly is in it. Don’t pretend, the report is as clear as mud.

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  5. Why sale and yet we have loadshading towns solwezi are getting less than two to three hours during day time and no reason is given and this includes towns on cb.
    So supply to us first then sell later

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    • It is LOAD SHEDDING not ROAD SHADING. It is the electricity load which is being reduced or shedded.

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