Minister of Energy Mathew Nkhuwa
Minister of Energy Mathew Nkhuwa

Government through the Ministry of Energy has developed a strategy for the period 2018-2021 which will culminate into increased investments in the energy sector among many other things.

The plan will further focus on enhancing the expansion of electricity generation capacity by adding at least 1 000 megawatts to the current National installed capacity of 2, 974.7 megawatts.

Minister of Energy Mathew Nkhuwa has announced that the government will scale up access to electricity from 67.7 percent to 80 percent in urban areas and 4.4 percent to 8 percent in rural areas.

“This will also lead to increased electrification rates and propel economic growth and job creation.” Mr. Nkhuwa stated.

He said the strategic plan will also continue to facilitate the development and deployment of renewable energy by adding 5% renewable energy contribution to the total installed capacity from the current 1.2%.

Speaking to journalists yesterday Mr. Nkuwa indicated that this will ensure the diversification of energy mix to support the energy requirements of emerging investments in the country aimed at promoting sustainable development.

“Further, the ministry will focus on increasing private sector participation in the electricity sub-sector as well as promote gender mainstreaming in the energy sector aimed at increasing access to modern energy and reduce poverty among vulnerable groups.” Mr. Nkhuwa reaffirmed.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Energy Hon. Mathew Nkhuwa has also announced that the Petroleum sector is poised to enhance cost-effectiveness and efficiency in the fuel supply through the construction of Petroleum infrastructure and private sector participation.

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29 COMMENTS

  1. And what exactly is the plan?? And how come the country is in the dark? Is it an other dream again as so many?

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    • Dark Continent or Dark Africans or Dark Brains or whatever….its all irrelevant and just distracting, just call a spade a spade. It all boils down to Dark PF with “Chimbwi without plans” in the most import ministries. What is more painful is that even with such plain lies that this GRZ continues to feed us, you still find many fuu.ls here among bloggers who are praying for more. This Minister with his boss last year said the below, what should make us believe them now? When it’s evident that the plan he just presented is s.hi.iit
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      Sept 14 – Zambia will not experience load shedding this year and beyond – EL(in Parliament for that matter)
      Sept 8 – Energy Minister assures Zambians of zero load shedding this year

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    • PF is implementing the Edgar Lungu vision, which means no vision. This bunch we have in government are the worst lot since we gain independence. Thoroughly corrupt and clueless on development

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    • Very very poor reporting. The how is severely missing. Tell us how imwe ba examination leak reporters. In other words what is the strategy you are reporting about? Explain it!

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  2. IF U INCREASE WILL IT ENSURE THERE IS ALWAYS WATER IN KARIBA DAM BECAUSE AT THIS POINT THE PRIORITY MUST BE REGARDLESS OF HOW GOOD OR BAD RAINFALL IS THE KARIBA DAM SHOULD NOT GET TO A POINT WHERE WE LOAD SHED BECAUSE OF LOW WATER LEVELS

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  3. He’s merely making a comment. How will this increase in electricity generation be achieved??? One of the main issues is a lack of sufficient water resources to generate electricity so what exactly is the strategy of alleviating a repeat of the current state of affairs???

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  4. Dark continent indeed. Even the thinking is dark. Even the leaders are dark with dark thinking.
    Disaster!!

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  5. Darkness in the brain. Darkness in heart. Darkness in the mouth. Darkness in the house. Darkness in the stomach (hunger). Darkness in the society (,corruption). Darkness. Darkness!

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  6. FROM THE HALLUCINATIONS ON CANALS FROM THE CONGO RIVER INTO THE ZAMBEZI TO THIS, WHICH IS WHICH? WHEN THE BELLY IS TOO FULL NO SENSIBLE THINGS COME OUT OF THE BRAINS

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  7. Empty speech. Not even worth breathing out, These guys should learn to shut up. People are hungry and helpless and yet you keep piling lies onto their misery!
    And Siliya even goes further by dictating who deserves to be helped; playing tribal politics with people’s lives? Shame on you Siliya. Shame on you Lungu. #Blood on your hands, all you lot!

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  8. Thank you Hon Minister for the update. UPND cadres, take note that the strategic plan is for 2018-2021 and is already being implemented. Dont misREAD the ministerial update and misLEAD HH for like the underfive boy that he is, he will swallow without question or analysis, and go to the media and embarrass himself and his members, and his country to the outside world.

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  9. These stupidous PF fools, all they do all the time is farting from the mouth or backside, just like their boss!

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  10. DARK PEOPLE,DARK CONTINENT,DARK SKIN, DARK LOADSHEEDING, nowdays it’s even DARKER.
    In 2015-2016 While Kambwili was in PF Govt he used to defend loadshedding saying the problem is Global. It’s now 2019 we are still facing the same Loadshedding.

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  11. At the moment the water stored at Itezhitezhi Dam generates electricity at Itezhitezhi and Kafue Gorge Upper ONLY and then this water which is still intact because after generating electricity the water (the turbines do not consume the water) goes back to the Kafue River to join Zambezi River. With the completion of the Kafue Gorge Lower this same water will generate electricity at Kafue Gorge Lower. This power station will generate 750MW but even if it produces 350 MW at half capacity because of drought it still a lot of electricity. I was expecting the Minister to talk about the progress of this project because as I understand the dam reservoir will start filling up by March next year.

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  12. THE WORST GOVERNMENT ZAMBIA HAS EVER HAD SINCE INDEPENDENCE. A GOVERNMENT FULL OF INCOMPETENT, GREEDY CHAPS EVER TO WALK THE SURFACE OF THE EARTH.

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  13. We should demand an audit because successive governments have been telling us about huge investments pumped in to increase power generation and it was not too long ago we were told load shedding would be a thing of the past. Where is the money going?

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  14. What i have read is just an intention. The statement lacks details to qualify to be called a plan. in short it sounds more rhetorical. What exactly are you going to do. are you setting up a coal plant or a hydral one. who is financing the projects since your government is broke. where are you going to do it from and when. 1000 megawatts is not a simple investment.

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  15. The Zambian government issued a statement of increasing electricity tariffs because they were going to import electricity from South Africa, how possible is this since we read of South Africans complaining of Eskom s power outages and load shedding. Who is fooling who?

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  16. Ala bane these people you are fo.oling with empty statements bakesa muponona you will not even know where the exit is. Ni muuzyani nkoni tyala. Oho! Continue…

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