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ZESA Seals Power Import Deals With Zambia And Mozambique - Soda

ZESA Seals Power Import Deals With Zambia And Mozambique - Soda

The Minister of Energy and Power Development, Zhemu Soda, said that Zimbabwe has sealed a new power import deal with Zambia while retaining existing deals with Mozambique and South Africa.

Zimbabwe’s power import contracts with Mozambique’s Electricidade de Mocambique and Zambia’s ZESCO were set to expire at the end of July after ZESA Holdings indicated that it struggling to pay the required US$6.3 million.

As a result, the contracts were facing termination, with South Africa’s Eskom ready to take over ZESA’s contracts.

On Friday, Soda said the deals with Zambia and Mozambique’s power utilities had been paid for, and parties were expected to meet their sides of the bargain. He said:

With regards to the power import deal which was struck between our power utility and ZESCO of Zambia; this is a new deal, and it was supposed to fall off if ZESA had not paid by the end of July.

So ZESA managed to pay, and this is a prepaid facility where ZESA has been able to pay the US$6.4million that was required, and we started receiving electricity from Zambia by the 1st of August and we think this will continue going forward.

All other facilities are still on, we have a facility with EDM of Mozambique, HCB, as well as ESKOM, are still on and we will continue to get electricity.

Zimbabwe is battling electricity shortages caused by the loss of a generation unit at Kariba Hydro Power Station, its most reliable power plant, as well as frequent breakdowns at its co-fired ageing Hwange Power Station.

More: NewZimbabwe.com

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7 Comments

AL SHABAB 1 month ago

Lead the way H HICHILEMA we're behind you

MY FELLOW ZIMBABWEANS PLEASE DO VOTE FOR CCC IF YOU REALLY WANT CHANGE

CLAP HANDS 🙌 FOR ME


Zimbo 1 month ago

Thanks so much we are seeing it on the ground, no long periods of power outages.


Gwedu 1 month ago

Soda 🥤 one minister asingazive basa rake. Puppet minister, keep on hanzii futi zvimwe nezanu


1 month ago


Doug 1 month ago

Just tell us you are paying, they only want you to pay so you get their electricity!


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

May fellow Zimbabweans join me in congratulating Minister of Energy and Power Development, Zhemu Soda, for securing a new electricity deal with ZESCO of Zambia and reviving old deals with Eskom of South Africa and EDM of Mozambique.

However, this is not the best solution. Our best solution is to go-to the Zambian President, Hakainde Hichilema with bended knees and elbows and persuade him to agree to jointly build the Batonga Gorge Hydro Electricity Generation. This is the only viable option at this point in time because at its full fruition the project is poised to produce 1200 mega watts for each of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

[ KUNYANGWE ZVAZVO APA MAKAGONA BASA VORUZHINJI HAVACHADA MUSANGANO WENYU VA ZHEMU SODA ].

[ VAVE KUDA ZVITSVA KUBVA KUNA ADVOCATE NELSON CHAMISA ].

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Kk11 1 month ago

We dont need Batonga gorge, we have excess, real excess not the Mthuli non-existent excess


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