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Kafue Gorge Lower to pour 300 MW into national grid this year and an additional 450 MW by May 2021

Economy Kafue Gorge Lower to pour 300 MW into national grid this year...

The Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro Power Project will soon be injected in the national grid and may reach 300 mega-watts by the end of the year (2020) before peaking at 750 mega-watts by May 2021.

Project Director Wesley Lwiindi told a visiting ministerial delegation that the long awaited hydro-electric energy from the Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro Power Project will soon commence.

Mr Lwiindi said a total of five turbines, each with a production capacity of 150 megawatts (total 750 mega-watts), will be installed in the power house at the Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro Project.

He said two have already been installed successfully and the remaining three are at different stages of completion.

This came to light on Friday, when Finance Minister Dr Bwalya Ng’aNdu and his counterpart at Energy Mathew Nkhuwa visited the project site in Kafue.

The Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro Power Project
The Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro Power Project

The Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro Power Project
The Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro Power Project

The Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro Power Project
The Kafue Gorge Lower Hydro Power Project

28 COMMENTS

    • Zambia’s first Language: Mandarin. And Second Language: English as can be clearly observed in this picture of a Zambian infrastructure where the Chinese Language is placed on top of the building. Is this what poverty can do to a nation?
      The Italians constructed the TAZAMA pipeline but they didn’t leave it labelled in Italiano. They also constructed the Kitwe Ndola dual carriageway but they didn’t leave Italiano roadsigns. China of nowadays really wants cultural imperialism. They want to force everyone to speak Mandarin. There is a revolt right now in one of the Chinese provinces called Inner Mongolia where citizens are protesting against Mandarin replacing Mongolian as the first language. Clearly Zambia is one of the pawns in China’s grand plan for using Mandarin for global…

  1. Bufi, that will never happen. PF, especially Edgar Lubgu, have been lying about electricity for many years. You keep on raising people’s hopes and always disappointed unsuspecting people’s hopes.
    Fire Chindende and ZESCO will do better. Kameeno is just directionless at the moment and has lost all of his bearings!
    One thing he does consistently is telling lies, bufi buhata, kubeja, wenye,etc.

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  2. Why is Chinese the first language, and in bigger writing, while English our official language is the second language and in smaller ineligible letters on that wall?

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  3. Development after development. We are powering the nation by full force. When people complain we listen and do something about it unlike our friends in opposition who are only good at talking and criticising everything government does. This is why you will lose in 2021. I have run another report with predicted results for the 2021 general election which show that ECL will win with 60 percent of vote. Hh share has shrunk as expected.

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  4. The sontables!! Only under ECL has Zambia built a power plant since KK in 1975, that’s 45 years. Don’t stop the sontistics, Chagwa. Solar for ZESCO next, Batoka next, Kazungula etc. Great news.

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  5. 2021 we are adopting/introducing Chinese language as our official language because the west are too much in dictating terms to us. When we travel to China without anywhere to write what China is giving us, they just give us while they note down what we want. We in the PF (Poor Fools) believe China is our all weather friend and they can’t takeover our state run institutions. (In the mind of Kaizer Zulu) this is morally right. *****s

  6. 2021 we are adopting/introducing Chinese language as our official language because the west are too much in dictating terms to us. When we travel to China without anywhere to write what China is giving us, they just give us while they note down what we want. We in the PF (Poor Fools) believe China is our all weather friend and they can’t takeover our state run institutions. (In the mind of Kaizer Zulu) this is morally right. because we are I***********s

  7. I should only laud you Energy policy when I see results.
    This project and many other should have come soon. Say past three Governments.

    Think in fast forward to mitigate horrible experiences by citizens.
    Loadshedding is not normal.

    Next preach launching, not progress.

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  8. Stop lying to us and come back to us when you have the power plant up and running and the disgrace of load shedding is over and done with. It is continuing to ruin our economy, and it is PF incompetence which is the reason it happened in the first place.

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  9. Congratulations to a development-focused PF Government. It is a pity that in Africa, and Zambia in particular, some politicians prayed for the failure of this magnificent Project in Southern Africa. The kind of wisdom Zambians much nurture and project to the rest of Africa is that each African State can tap on the best form of technology from the Western sphere as well as from the Eastern sphere of the World for the benefit of mankind. BRAVO to President Lungu and his progressive Government.

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  10. How is Zambia still loadsheding when Zimbabwe is not and Kariba is full…
    these thieves are at again stealing with impunity via Zesco as the export power at the expense of the poor…they have installed generators in their homes so don’t care.Then 2021 they will announce that loadsheding has ended as if they are saviors.

  11. Diaspora lady you were asking where that constipated baboon tarino was. Here he is unfortunately. He must have just returned woke up following his night shift as a backside wiper for his colonial masters

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  12. How about telling the government to remove the Chinese inscriptions instead of having a long debate on this. There more pressing issues to spend time on.

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