In yet another clear testimony of a government being run by headless chickens, the PF regime has issue two contradictory statement on the state of the Kariba dam.
Last week, Finance ministry’s permanent secretary Felix Nkulukusa told Zimbabwean media that the dam wall had developed serious structural weaknesses and could collapse within three years, endangering the lives of over 3,5 million living along the Zambezi River.
But on Tuesday Zambia’s Mines and Energy minister Christopher Yaluma rushed to Zimbawbwe where he said the dam is stable.
“There is clearly no need for alarm. We had been monitoring the performance of the dam. I don’t know the source of what has been suggested in the Zambian media.”
He, however, said a total of $230 million was required to repair the dam’s plunge pool.
Yaluma said while the situation at Kariba Dam remained a cause for concern, engineers were on the ground to put the situation under control.
Speaking after a closed-door meeting with the Zambian delegation, Zimbabwe’s Energy and Power Development minister Dzikamai Mavhaire said: “The governments of Zambia and Zimbabwe would like to inform the general public and all stakeholders that the Kariba Dam is in a stable state.