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Government pays $27m to Eskom to start importing power

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Government says it has paid a total 27 million dollars to ESKOM for the importation of 300 megawatts of electricity.

Finance Minister Bwalya Ngandu says the money will only cater for a period of one month.

Speaking to Journalists at State House in Lusaka Thursday morning, Dr. Ng’andu said he will engage Zesco to find out when the imports will start after making the payment.

“We have met the obligation of importing power from ESKOM in South Africa. We have paid for one month for us to import 300MW from ESKOM. I will have to talk to Zesco to see when the imports will start, but we have the resources,” he said.

He said the only challenge remaining in terms of stabilizing power supply is with Maamba Collieries Limited.

Dr. Ng’andu narrated that one machine at Maamba Collieries is down that generates about 150MW of power.

He also disclosed that the government is making some payment to Maamba Collieries Limited today for the money it owes the company.


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