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"There Is A Bright Side To The Electricity Crisis" - President Mnangagwa

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said the shortage of electricity in the country was a sign of growing mining and industrialisation in the economy.

The Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA) says the country’s generation capacity decreased due to ageing equipment at the power generators – Hwange Thermal Power Station, and Kariba Hydropower Station.

The power utility also said importation was restricted since the country owes huge monies to regional power utilities, including ESKOM of South Africa and Hydro Cahorra Basa of Mozambique.

Writing in his weekly column, President Mnangagwa said he was satisfied that the nation was ready for a massive expansion in thermal power production: 

This year, I went back to commission Deka water pipeline which feeds into Hwange 7 and 8.

We are set on launching Generator 7 towards end of this year, possibly in November, and Generator 8 early next year, possibly in February.

All told, we will have some 600 megawatts added onto our grid, thus helping Zesa meet part of the ever-rising demand for more power.

One accurate way of measuring the pulse of an economy is through power consumption, especially by corporates.

This means there is a bright side to the power backlog: it points to growing mining and industrialisation in the economy, and thus an expanding mining and manufacturing sector.

This in turn creates more, better quality jobs, especially for our youths.

He further revealed that the Government was also working on upgrading small thermal stations in Bulawayo, using the Indian capital.

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50 Comments

Lee 1 month ago

Anotaurirei anozvichinja oga andiye akutonga moda kupirwa mazano nani


whyte 1 month ago

next year ndipo pane yese


Infrastructure ** 1 month ago

Infrastructure **


Tateguru 1 month ago

I think the government should help households turn to solar systems and let corporates use the national grid.
Let households install quality solar systems duty free, and let them use the sun for free


Dr Hercules 1 month ago

Tht s rubbish. which corporates? everyone should have access to the national grid. The gvt should fund power generation infractruture.

Cable Guy 1 month ago

I second it

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Tocky Vibes 1 month ago

Chamisa waenda nenyika woooow oh oh
paakwira hameno akadzika


605.. 1 month ago

unoona mumwe achitaira ariega kana kuti 2 muchisupporte zanu pavanu pese kuPindula news .... ask yourself are you normal ? those supporting zanu i now know them and how pity few they are in this pindula news


Dirigsme 1 month ago

Dzoda zviri ancient. Darkness hanzi means the future is bright. Zvibhorani kwanzi water to the people. Suspend banks kwanzi it brings back money. We are dealing with insanity. Mwari pindirayi munhu uye Tanga.


Muzimbo 1 month ago

Vakuru ava mutoriro murikumuwanza


Malon 1 month ago

Vote for CCC to change


pvc 1 month ago

Zvembange izvo


zOrTiN 1 month ago

Magetsi jekerera Nyika yese #Ngaapinde


stone age 1 month ago

its all good according to him the next thing kupfeka nhembe. Musandiitise nharo hamuna kurwa Hondo!!


Dr Herc 1 month ago

Wht is the bright side of hyperinflation then? Seems everything has a bright side kkkk


Da Truth 1 month ago

Kkkkkk ok 🐒


wicknell chivhayo 1 month ago

pakafa ngapauraiwe, unondi dii seunoroya?


Tio4 1 month ago

Zim takaomerwa ,when nyika ichiita ma load shedding zvonzi ,zvinoreva kuti nyika irikubudirira ,mining sector its booming. Ma power station akasiwa na Smith nanhasi ndiwo kunze kwekuti dai tatova nema solar or wind farms generating clean electricity feeding the national grid mumwe anopihwa contract and spends it kutenga bhutsu. Zvakungoda Chamisa izvi


Zuze 1 month ago

Correction :- No wonder we are NOT making progress in this blasted country. Because people like you think own this country

Zuze 1 month ago

Then executive zvimbazi you are backward. Autocratic. Democracy is the watchword. Kurwa hondo doesn't mean you can lead. Hondo haina kukwirwa kuti vanenge sin die. Yakarwirwa for democracy (one man one vote) and social justice (equalization of black and white) not AUTOCRACY. No wonder we are making progress in this blasted country. Because people like you think own this country

Da Truth 1 month ago

Anogona zvovhunziwa here izvozvo star I star wangu hate or die trying aripo akatouta hazvichinji

Executive Zvimbazi 1 month ago

@Zuze
thats an assumption... Chamisa will not rule . Lrave these guyz who fought for the liberation VATONGE . KUSVIKA VAPERA VESE then toisa mkomana

Zuze 1 month ago

@Blue Chamisa is acceptable to donors and investors

Blue 💙 1 month ago

Chamisa ndiye anoitei?

me 1 month ago

one love macitizens


pindula 1 month ago

we are winning


605... 1 month ago

kangene umfana kangene


citizens 1 month ago

thank you macitizen munodadisa


prieve 1 month ago

change is inevitable this tym


guy 1 month ago

we need change please


chamisa 1 month ago

ngaapinde mukomana


me 1 month ago

yess thank you brother we go vote for it


tttteaaa 1 month ago

vote for change


Fair 1 month ago

Ko nyaya yaChivhayo yavapapi?


tongwai 1 month ago

he was acquitted

rob 1 month ago

when chasi was in charge of ernegy mistry everything improved. one Zanu guy who was princepled but was fired for his principals.shem


chinya 1 month ago

thats true Chasi aigona basa

charlie charlie 1 month ago

@rob..true..Fortune Chasi was fired for digging up corruption

Observer 1 month ago

The bright side is only with those who have generators and solar power.You cannot rely on zesa.


Atrilli 1 month ago

I once heard warnings being given to the ministry of energy that heads would roll if we continued to have power cuts....


sadney 1 month ago

Few years ago, we once heard of Kariba and Hwange Chinese expansion project,then the Dema power plant but all is nowhere to be seen as of today.


Factos 1 month ago

the Hwange is still on completion
am from Heange but our brothers are been abused by these Chinese

Zuze 1 month ago

@sadney hokoyo nePatriots Act.
These are state secrets

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

In 2020 Zesa cuts were said to end in 2021 now 2022 we still have Zesa shortages yet there were projects that were funded to end the crisis 😀 koo takutamba here sesidlala kanty...


Blue 💙 1 month ago

The man is doing wonders for the Zim economy, against all odds. Vote Zanu PF


ninja 1 month ago

42yrs nxaaaa 42 wasted years nxaaa

Dr Hercules 1 month ago

Wish l could believe Blue 😂😂😂

Executive Zvimbazi 1 month ago

Chamisa kana achigona kutonga ngaataure kuti todii pa using our own currency as Zimbabweans not Americans tione.

I now fully support ED .

Mkanya 1 month ago

Dont lie....


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