ZAMBIA is to receive an estimated US$260 000 from the Zimbabwean government for the connection of a 132Kv electricity line from Luangwa district to Kanyemba in that country, details from Zimbabwe indicates.
According to media reports from Zimbabwe, that country’s Energy and Power Development Ministry disclosed that Zambia was ready for the projects and once the payment was made, electricity will be connected to Kanyemba.
“We are almost there in terms of connecting electricity from Luangwa to Kanyemba. What is stalling progress is the payment of US$260 000 for the connection, but the Zambians are ready,” the Zimbabwe Energy Ministry said.
According to details about the 6.2-kilometre line for the 33Kv line has been completed and surveys and clearance of four additional kilometres were done and also 0,88 kilometres of LT line has been completed at Chapoto village.
The Zimbabwe Energy Ministry also revealed that material mobilisation and everything is in place, except transformers. However, they are having a challenge importing them.
“Our plant where we manufacture transformers is overwhelmed. We are working hard to make sure that this area gets the much-needed electricity for irrigation and other purposes,” the Ministry said.