Lake Kariba Dam Wall

Lake Kariba Dam Wall

The Government has commissioned the second 180 megawatt generator at the Kariba North Bank in Siavonga to add an extra 360 megawatts to the electricity national grid aimed at reducing load-shedding.

Vice-President Guy Scott said with the additional installation to the national grid, load-shedding experienced during the last six years would be significantly reduced, thereby impacting positively on industrial, commercial and social activities.

“As the Patriotic Front (PF) Government, our vision for the country is to have a nation where all citizens, regardless of where they live (urban or rural), have access to electricity,” he said.

Dr Scott was speaking in Siavonga yesterday when Sino Hydro Corporation handed over to the Government a second 180 megawatt generator at the Kariba North Bank.

President Michael Sata last year commissioned the first generator with the same capacity.

The total cost for the two generators is US$421.1 million and was financed by China Exim Bank and the Development Bank of Southern Africa.

From : All Africa

By Clever Zulu

22 August 2014