Tuesday, June 18, 2024

ZESCO to connect Shangombo to national grid

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Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) says it is in the process of connecting Shangombo and other areas in Western Province to the national electricity grid.

ZESCO Senior Manager for Enterprise Risk Management, Elenestina Mwelwa says Shangombo and other districts which are currently using thermo power will be connected to the grid under the Sesheke, Mongu-Shangombo Transmission project.

Dr Mwelwa said government recognizes the need for increasing the rural and peri-urban access to electricity as a strategy for poverty reduction.

ZANIS reports that Dr Mwelwa was speaking during a consultation meeting with members of the District Development Coordinating Committee (DDCC) in Nalolo District.

She said the project is aimed at increasing access to electricity services, improved efficiency, quality of electricity transmission and distribution system supply in Sioma, Senanga, Nalolo, Mongu, Limulunga, Sesheke and Shangombo districts.

And Western Province, ZESCO Regional Manager, Sylvester Chumanya said the scope of the project will include electrifying institutions such as schools, health centres and other government offices.

Mr Chumanya said the project will enable the Corporation connect more customers and bring more development in the region.

Meanwhile, Nalolo Acting District Commissioner, Inambao Mwiya commended ZESCO for coming up with a good initiative that will connect power to the rural parts of Nalolo District.

11 COMMENTS

  1. JUST A QUESTION
    DID THE MINISTER CUT OFF HIS FINGER AS PROMISED LAST YEAR.. SEEING LOAD SHEDDING IS STILL AROUND ??

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  2. Whats the point when they will be the first to experience loadshedding….50 years after independence you are not ashamed to issue such announcements!!

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  3. And yet a self proclaimed billionaire claims this is his stronghold. Any genuine billionaire with a good heart would have facilitated this years ago. Nomba hh is just a con wannabe billionaire who is greedy and stingy. Good on our government for finally coming to the aid of our people. Unip mmd all failed to do this

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  4. Unip MMd didnt bo0rrow funds the way you are doing !!!
    You dont get thanks tell us who sponsored this PROJect so we can thank them
    AN D THANK YOU PF FOR PUTTING US DEEPER IN DEBT

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  5. Good projects and developments in adding MVAs and Kilometers of Distribution and Transmission network across the Country We hope hope the capital coverage rations improve and we pay particular attentions to financial reengineering and reposition to restructure and retain the revenues in exports and local to those control areas like Angola

    Power though you may finish development of those capacities in the Kafue is always treated with caution as often said Supply may before stated within stated time Completion and commercial operations are 2 different issues including acceptance You may complete the installations but still miss the due date because issues could be…

  6. Outside your projects scope or natural but by nature power and commission is always uncertain and those who say come by this date load shedding will end must see the outlook in the supply and demand with caution and attribute certain reserve margins or margin of errors in forecasts

  7. Some energy mix could still be good see the Ernst & Young’s May 2020 Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index

  8. Some energy mix could be helpful also see Ernst & Young’s May 2020 Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index

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