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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