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Zesco to up power generation

ZESCO is to increase its generation capacity to 2,310 megawatts (MW) by 2014 when the Kariba North Bank Extension, Ndola Energy and other power projects come on stream. Managing director Cyprian Chitundu said in Lusaka  that the Ndola Energy projectexpected … read more »

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Delayed electrification of school, clinic irks minister

DELAYED electrification of a clinic and school in Chingola has irked Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Yamfwa Mukanga. Mr Mukanga said he was disappointed with the slow pace of electrification of Kalilo Basic School and Kalilo Health Centre in … read more »

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Lusaka residents queue for electricity

SCORES of people were yesterday caught up in queues in an attempt to buy electricity units, a day before systems are calibrated to the rebased kwacha. A check at Zesco headquarters along Great East Road found long queues of residents … read more »

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Zambia suffers inadequate investments in the electricity generation

ZESCO has warned that Zambia risks to reversing the current economic gains if adequate investments are not made in the electricity generation sector. And energy minister Yamfwa Mukanga has appointed a new board for the Energy Regulation Board that is … read more »

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ZESCO gives out 2 million free lamps

ZESCO Limited has signed a 19.2billion kwacha agreement with Zambia Electrometer to supply 2 million energy saving compact Fluorescent lamps. Under the Agreement, Zambia Electrometer will supply the two Million lamps for a period of two years. And speaking at … read more »

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Mines to pay 30 percent more for power

Zambia has raised the price of electricity for mining companies by 30 percent. ZESCO and the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) have announced today in a move that will spike costs for the key sector in Africa’s leading copper producer. CCEC … read more »

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COMESA US$15 billion in intra-trade among member states in 2010

COMESA in $15bn. trade boost By DARLINGTON MWENDABAI THE Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) says it has recorded over US$15 billion in intra-trade among member states in 2010. COMESA acting general secretary Nagla El-Hussainy said the intra-trade … read more »

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Unstable oil prices affecting Zambian economy – Konga

By WALLEN SIMWAKA GOVERNMENT says the instability in the prices of crude oil on the world market and electricity deficits in the southern African region have had adverse effects on the country’s energy sector. Minister of Energy and Water Development … read more »

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Zambia to Sell $500 Million of Eurobonds

Zambia, Africa’s biggest copper producer, said it will reduced the amount of a planned Eurobond sale to $500 million from $1 billion after receiving a B+ credit rating from Standard & Poor’s. The southern African nation was given S&P’s fourth … read more »

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