ELECTRICITY IMPORTATION TO START NEXT WEEK SAYS KAPALA
Energy Minister PETER KAPALA says the importation of electricity from Mozambique is likely to commence early next week.
Mr. KAPALA says paper work relating to the importation is expected to be completed by this week.
The Minister says the outstanding US$24 million dollar debt to Mozambique has been cleared.
He says the additional supply of about 102 mega watts is expected to cushion the current load-shedding being experienced in the country.
In an interview in Lusaka today, Mr. KAPALA said government is hopeful that the country will stop the importation of power as there has been tremendous flow into the Kariba dam.
He has also disclosed that government is in the process of securing an additional 105 megawatts from Ndola energy.
Mr. KAPALA said the process should be concluded by April this year.