GOVERNMENT PONDERS TO IMPORT POWER FROM MOZAMBIQUE

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GOVERNMENT PONDERS TO IMPORT POWER FROM MOZAMBIQUE

MN MINISTER

 

 

By Mwenya Mofya

 

The government is considering importing about 300 to 400 megawatts of electricity from Mozambique in view of cushioning the current 800 megawatts energy deficit in the country.

 

 

This comes a day after Energy Minister Mathew Nkhuwa announced that the 300 megawatts will be imported from neighbouring South Africa at a cost of about 20.5 million united states dollars monthly leading to the reduction of load shedding from eight to six hours.

 

 

Speaking during the launch of the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan and Balance Scoreboard, the Energy Minister reveals that a team of technocrats will next week be travelling to Mozambique in order to discuss the cost of electricity to be imported from that country.

 

 

And on the adjustment of electricity tariffs, the Minister said he is yet to present the matter to the cabinet and only then will the decision be made.

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