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President Mnangagwa: "We Should See An Improvement In Power Supply Early 2023"

President Mnangagwa:

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said authorities will take extraordinary measures to ensure that Zimbabwe does not face severe power shortages in 2023.

His remarks come as the southern African nation is facing a huge power deficit that has seen most parts of the country going for at least 18 hours daily without power.

Writing in his column for The Sunday Mail, the President said Government is intensifying efforts to boost power generation through a raft of measures. He said:

Extraordinary measures are needed and will be taken in the coming year. With the US$310 million, we now have to refurbish and replace old Generators 1 to 6 at Hwange, coupled with the coming on stream of Generators 7 and 8, early next year, we should see an appreciable improvement in power supply early in the coming year.

We must now plan for our power generation and supply as if Kariba is discounted from our energy supply matrix, so we have at least 2 000 megawatts from non-hydro power sources. That way, we weather-proof our energy sector and with it, our whole Economy. I have already instructed Government to remove all and any entry barriers to new investments in the energy sector.

Mnangagwa said the “rapid growth and expansion in both mining and industry, coupled with new investment projects across sectors, has increased demand for power,” thereby creating “a clear mismatch between power generation and supply on the one hand, and power demand and distribution on the other.

He also said Kariba’s power generation capacity had drastically fallen from its installed capacity of 1 100 megawatts to a mere 100 megawatts.

The president also said Zimbabwe’s capacity for thermal power had also fallen due to the aged six generators developed soon after Independence.

Government critics say the ruling ZANU PF government failed to adequately invest in the energy sector.

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1 month ago

Promises, promises
Will they fulfill them


,,, dott 1 month ago

Yesss

TT 1 month ago

Ini hangu i blame levels and shashl for this loadshedding. Vasadero

sokostina 1 month ago

kkkkkk

Same old promises 1 month ago

Nothing new. Even Mugabe could have said this


Totito 1 month ago

Zvinhu zvese zva baba ava zvinongofizura. Face yacho, mapfekero, zvinobuda pamuromo nezviito inongove dhololo.


Zuze 1 month ago

Tototo wasiya mweya nemanyowa anobuda ku**** waED - kunhuhwa nekusembura

Bring back Chasi 1 month ago

Advocate Fortune Chasi we want you


1 month ago

You and your Chasi are beginning to irritate us like Vesto and his Nzvonyora. Chasi wasn't the brains behind the phase in which some measure of normalcy was experienced at ZESA. The stabilising factor was Engineer Josh the then CEO of ZESA. He is the one who negotiated the deal with ESKOM, not Chasi.

Besides Chasi was always a failure, assuming you kno his background and shenanigans at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe.

RIP 1 month ago

@vesto

Anonymous 1 month ago

Next year is just around the corner


cccc 1 month ago

ED ha rinakidze kutarisa zi nhu iri.Face hey kunge zi nhu


Zuze 1 month ago

Ndiyo face yemhondi inotyisidzirwa vana kuti Hokoyo nehuma

We want to see Semi Final and Final 1 month ago

World cup


1 month ago

Dream on

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3 matches only please ZESA 1 month ago

Only 3 matches


Tintin 1 month ago

dreaming about the world cup... you are not going to watch tv for the next 3 months

Drep 1 month ago

Zimbabwe will be exporting electricity in 2023


1 month ago

Exporting what?
Electricity? To where?

Maybe to hell

Tupac 1 month ago

What is Electricity? I Mheni here?

,,, dott 1 month ago

Vote zanu PF 4 real change, development & world class economy Vote zanu PF 4 a real change, development & world class economy


Greg 1 month ago

Morons like Dott never think ZANU is in power right why are those things not happening 🤣🤣🤣

Zuze 1 month ago

Ndakagara ndazvitaur ini kuti,,,dott, ma**** chaiwo, chinogurei ndove yembizi isingakudze kana sora, chero bonongwe harimere pamamirwa nembizi

Plumtree 1 month ago

@Dott .ndofunga iwe uri Chigure

1 month ago

What industrial growth is this man talking about? Increased demand for power which is not available I don't know when these guys are coming back from Utopia I don't think we are leaving on the same planet Why have they not been refurbishing the generators all along? At Zesa we have got Executive Chairmen chief engineers directors etc and you are telling us that all these people were not aware that the generators need refurbishment? Nyika ino inorwadza kusvika pekupedzisira chaipo


,,,, dott 1 month ago

Be patience zimbabweans,, mr President said early next year, we should see an appreciable improvement in power supply,, zvichemo zvenyu zvanzwikwa, Ed for the people, anonzwa zvichemo zvavanhu


Joker🃏 1 month ago

Magetsi hachisi chichemo chedu tongoda kumaona aripo...magara makakonewa....failing to plan is plannin to fail

🤣🤣🤣 1 month ago

hands up if u still remember ma billboards anga akanzi "kujekesa nyoka yese nemagetsi" kkkkkkk can't help but laugh

Gb 1 month ago

Ini zanu pf ndoida kupika namai vangu
I love ED
Ndopanoti varume
Nyika haitongwe neuhandsome
Nyika inoda varume like him


1 month ago

Varume rudzii vanogomerera twana twudiki twechikoro, anaSusan Mutami

🤣🤣🤣🤣 1 month ago

hands up if u still remember ma billboards anga akanzi "kujekesa nyika yese nemagetsi" kkkkkkk can't help but laugh

Locadia 1 month ago

Kutonga here kana kuporonga

Joker🃏 1 month ago

Hw can someone be talkin abt tumo wen today is a mess....nwae ZeSa huyai mubvise mapole enyu tisati tamavesesa moto


Chris 1 month ago

Mugabe is drinking all the water at Kariba thts why there is no power


Chris Mutsvangwa 1 month ago

Mugabe drank all the water at Kariba thts why there is no water


Ff 1 month ago

Rr


Okuss 1 month ago

pane bhora here nhasi


Okuss 1 month ago

pane bhora hhre
here nhasi


Ccc 1 month ago

Let's be patient fella next Chamisa will fix everything


ed 1 month ago

ed kumhàthâ kwaAuxilia


Zuze 1 month ago

Asi Gb wakapihwawo GD6 here naED? Kana kuti wakarovererwa nekumanyowa?


Pamberi ne ZANU 1 month ago

Pamberi nema candles


@pamberi peZANU 1 month ago

Candles 4ED


1 month ago

RIMA4ED(Economic Destruction)

skundie 1 month ago

this should be state of emergency and rectified immediately not waiting for mangwana..stop procrastination hasvibatsire anything..we fed up..
food in our freezers gone to waste and economy hard..please take this seriously it's no longer funny and was never funny to begin with..


Chikumba 1 month ago

Wani akabva anyarara kuti ziii anga ari mafake stories avo na chamisa avanga varonga


Chikumba 1 month ago

Wani akabva anyarara kuti ziii anga ari mafake stories avo na chamisa avanga varonga


Chikumba 1 month ago

Wani akabva anyarara kuti ziii anga ari mafake stories avo na chamisa avanga varonga


Its a 1 month ago

Hoax


Shekinah 🇿🇼 1 month ago

Vote ZANU pf 2023


Gb 1 month ago

Kaireva nhema kamutami kachida kusvibisa mukuru
kanonyepa blonde rakambozosheedzerwa
Vangani vachakati vakandikwira mabig wings ose hakanyari


Gb 1 month ago

Kaireva nhema kamutami kachida kusvibisa mukuru
kanonyepa blonde rakambozosheedzerwa
Vangani vachakati vakandikwira mabig wings ose hakanyari


Hd 1 month ago

Yy


Fo di pipo 1 month ago

Riri kutemba kuti kunogona kuita flooding kkkk Kariba yozara


1 month ago

Even next year nothing is going to happen,,, next year will be next year until year end.


Jah🇿🇼 Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

I realized its not worth commenting on Pindula, jus read n livit fi dem 🤡 clowns...


Mbuya mgogodi 1 month ago

Vote zanu pf 2023


(ZUPCO) Zimbabwe Under Pressure Company 1 month ago

Vote for Early Electricity heeeeey

Native 1 month ago

Haaa uyu ibenzi muchinda anongotaura saChamisa mapromises hobho action hapana
these guys they play nepfungwa dzevanhu


King 1 month ago

.....early next year....for now we are waiting for the rains🤣🤣🤣


Ali Tinasheba albamohamed 1 month ago

Kkkk umwe anonyuraaa


Dick Boss 1 month ago

hands up if you still remember ma billboards anga akanzi "kujekesa nyika yese nemagetsi" kkkkkkk can't help but laugh


1 month ago

Use them to laugh kkk ndine pic one MOTA ye zanu iripo yakamira pa billboard rakanzi kujekesa nyika
Apa d4d rrizere nehuni

Dick Boss 1 month ago

hands up if u still remember ma billboards anga akanzi "kujekesa nyoka yese nemagetsi" kkkkkkk can't help but laugh


Bhozhoi 1 month ago

Vanoda kuyereswa ndibatei pa 774521755


Sandman 1 month ago

Vote Donald trump and make America Great


Tecla Kasonga 1 month ago

African politics
You just need to be skilled at lying towards elections and many fools will fall for you even spice your lies as well as sacrifice their lives to defend your lies.
Mauniveraitues please come up with Bachelor of Political Election Lying Degree (BPELD) and watch the enrolment kkkkkkk


UK sector 1 month ago

haa Levels and Shashl ndovaomesa kariba mate mukanwa


1 month ago

its already next year dont talk **** in we are not in ecd A no body loves u Mr Government


Dofo 1 month ago

Akutaura zve next year ini ndichida kuti charger Fon yangu izvezvi Nxaa mdara uyu I ****


Ndunge and Makandiwa 1 month ago

Kuti magetsi early next year kwairehwa kuti kunenge kuine mheni gore riri kuuya 2023 ndizvo zvakataurwa neng,anga dzake Makandìwa na Ndunge iye ndokufunga kuti magetsi iyo iri mheni


paul matavire 1 month ago

Ndivo vaya vekumboti free education next year tirimuna 2018,zvino tavamuna 2022 hapana Chabuda,wozonzi magetsi kuvanhu muna2023 wobvuma ,uri**** remakoko


Tkt 1 month ago

talk talk talk, but it's never late to bring your brains into ZANU-PF, all our arms are wide open & ready to welcome all of you


xxx 1 month ago

ko madeeds avako here kuEpworth


Plumtree 1 month ago

Chinonzi chinu chaDaddy 🤣🤣🤣


Mdc 4ED 1 month ago

Dai kwanga kusina magetsi Levels na Shashl vangadai vasina ku charger video camera



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