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Zambia in ambitious energy expansion investment plan – Lungu

Economy Zambia in ambitious energy expansion investment plan - Lungu

Zambia is implementing an ambitious energy investment plan that would see the country increase its power generation capacity and expand its energy mix with renewable energy; the United Nations (UN) has been informed.

Zambia’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Muhabi Lungu has said the New Dawn Government under the leadership of President Hakainde Hichilema is determined to make energy affordable, reliable and sustainable so that Zambians could have easy access to both hydro and solar generated power.

Mr Lungu who is Charge’ d Affares’ said the Zambian Government has put in place a conducive policy environment that would attract private investment in power generation, transmission, distribution and retail.

Delivering Zambia’s statement at the ongoing 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76), Mr Lungu said Government was committed to enhancing cooperation with its development partners to realise the ambition of making energy affordable to all citizens.

He said energy was one of the key enablers for economic growth and sustainable development apart from being critical to speedy economic recovery and meeting the goal of net-zero carbon emission by 2030.
“Energy is one of the key enablers of economic growth and sustainable development. It is key in achieving speedy recovery to the 2030 Agenda and the goal of net-zero carbon emission by 2030. Zambia under President Hakainde Hichilema is therefore implementing an ambitious energy investment plan to increase power generation capacity and expand the energy mix with renewable energy being at the center,” Mr Lungu said.

Mr Lungu said Zambia had so far streamlined 75 percent of the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into its 7th National Development Plan (7NDP) and incorporated them in the 8th National Development Plan (8NDP), which will run from 2022 to 2027.

He stated that Zambia had recorded milestones in some sectors of the economy such as education, health, gender and energy despite the challenges the country has been facing in its development agenda.
“To stimulate global economic recovery, multilateral initiatives such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partner institutions’ need global efforts to make available safe and effective vaccines, especially to the most vulnerable countries such as least developed countries must be accelerated,” Mr Lungu said.

The Charge’ d Affares’ said Zambia instituted a COVID-19 needs assessment in 2021 in collaboration with the United Nations, the European Union, the World Bank and other development partners.

He explained that the assessment was structured around the country’s national development plan and centred on building resilience in the short to medium term.

19 COMMENTS

  1. “The deputy permanent representative to the UN” – that is an absolute NOBODY…… And he is then talking about ENERGY??? He probably can’t even replace a lightbulb??? I’m getting a bit tired of all these government bods coming up with ridiculous overambitious plans that have not been budgeted, and will therefore NEVER see the light of day! Go do something useful!

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  2. UPND is on course to become one of the worst Political party to rule Zambia…a bunch of failures….they all sound like they’re still campaigning and keep telling Zambians about their plans…..load shedding is already wrecking havoc

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  3. #5  Saulosi 
    October 15, 2021 At 8:56 am

    “…..load shedding is already wrecking havoc……”

    Your useless thieving lungu and PF spent billions on power generation and were boasting every day about how load shedding has ended………

    They were just stealing all the while putting up uncoordinated energy projects without foresight………

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  4. Can this guy be brought back ASAP..we have many tonga and upnd competent people who can do that job. Why is hh delaying??

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  5. achokela kuti uyu munthu, yesterday he was featuring talking about how Bally is fighting corruption…. and today this ?? Awe Kwena, you are really dangling yowa self for the white gloves and Bally shoes hehehe! Ndiyo yaoneka iyi Bakateka hehehe!

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  6. Please ignore the frustrated UK based impostor it has nothing better to do with its time…its a sad shameless troll that lacks creativity and intellect, thrives when there is division in our country…it has now run out of material. It is craving for relevance and attention after fruitless masquerading as an official in the previous govt.
    One Zambia One Nation!!!

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  7. What is this Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Muhabi Lungu talking about …this is bootlicking, when has this govt created any policies or dedicated budgets towards energy. This govt is still operating under PF budget and policy..we know these diplomats want promotions but this is not the way to do it.

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  8. KABWATA – I just remembered this then young guy…the articulate young UNIP guy who later became MMD national secretary Muhabi Lungu, I remember at one time that witch Charity Katanga was hunting him for illegally holding a national executive committee (NEC) meeting in 2015. How he has found himself at UN as a Deputy Rep is unclear but that is the previous govt for you they sent opponents to foreign missions to get them out of the way.

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  9. I think UPND now knows that Zambians have given up on them….soon they will start resigning one by one….Bally didn’t expect to win…he was just eating money from his Funders…..Baby President HH kikikikiki he thought governing is kids play…stop lying….and now we need a serious Political party to take over…KBF is very quiet….kikikikikiki i think he is playing it smart he probably refused HH’s appointment…he’s preparing himself for 2026…he has seen a loophole

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  10. Saulosi – Everyday you sound like a Village medicine man who is busy unsuccessfully concocting charms for the downfall of his village so people come to you for advice…its a pathetic sight. Take a sabbatical off LT before your blood pressure explodes

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  11. so people are not allowed to be Lungu in the UPND government. You must remember that the whole country voted for you but if you are showing the ugly reason why some of us never trusted your cause you will not last… UPND is attacking people from the Northern and Eastern its not fair for support they gave you

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  12. “Mr Lungu who is Charge’ d Affares’ said the Zambian Government has put in place a conducive policy environment that would attract private investment in power generation, transmission, distribution and retail.” This must be a serious joke isn’t it. When did Hakainde put up all this conducive environment when he is still busy “Fixing” perceived PF symperthisers? Awe mwandi tuli muchibe. Pakuti 5 years ikapwe, withis false euphoria. Lesa twafweni.

  13. Too much talking. As Boxen Mwale once said…, “talking, talking bring mouth” vo kamba kamba vileta pa kamwa.

  14. MUHABI LUNGU IS A BRILLIANT MAN EXCEPT THAT HE HAS SPECIALIZED IN JOINING LOSING RULING PARTIES: SHORTLY AFTER JOINING UNIP THE RULING PARTY THEN, IT WAS VOTED OUT OF OFFICE; HE JOINED THE MMD, IT WAS VOTED OUT OF POWER; JOINED PF; IT IS NOW AN OPPOSITION PARTY. HE IS LUCKY IN A PECULIAR MANNER. I HE MAY NOW BE THE SIGN BY WHICH PEOPLE MAY KNOW THAT A PARTICULAR RULING PARTY WILL BE RETURNING TO THE OPPOSITION STATUS. RULING PARTIES MUST BE CAREFUL.

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