Zambia pays SA’s Eskom $40 for power imports

Zambia pays SA’s Eskom $40 for power imports

Chief Government spokesperson Dora Siliya says Government has paid 40 million Dollars for electricity importation from South Africa.

Ms Siliya says 10 million Dollars was paid last week and a 30 million Dollars on Wednesday this week.

She disclosed this during the Hot FM hot seat programme today.

Ms Siliya who is also Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services however has not indicated when the power imports will kick into Zambia.

Energy Minister Matthew Nkhuwa announced on 23rd October, 2019 that the power imports will be in after 14 days.

Zambia has a power deficit of 700 megawatts which has resulted in 15 hour power load shedding management in different communities at different intervals.

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    Secret blower 2 weeks ago

    Mwanba is a scam Sa is at 5 cents mwamba at 12 cents problem is the 40 m was never paid so load shedding continues 

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    Mumbi 2 weeks ago

    PF = Power Failure

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    The Turf 2 weeks ago

    Load shedding has been a cry of the majority of us as Zambian citizens. This is a good action to minimize the number of hours without power and in turn increase productivity and move forward as a country.

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    Miles Mulenga 3 weeks ago

    40 million dollars buys a 250MW  solar park, which can be operational within 3 months AND GENERATES POWER FOR EVER. With a new park kicking in every two months, then after 6 months you have 1GW operational. What does the PF government do? They waste 160 million dollars on buying power from Eskom SA, and then after the six months – nothing. While the load shedding in SA is almost worse than here!

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    Mumbeti 3 weeks ago

    In my view, it is indeed laughable for government to import electricity from SA’s ESKOM POWER COMPANY. Why not pay Maamba Colliers Limited that US$ 40Millions for it to continue providing the utility instead of enriching the already rich ESKOM? Food for thought.