Electricity Company of Ghana

Zambia and Germany on Wednesday signed a grant agreement to finance the upgrading of a hydro power plant situated in the northern part of the country.

The grant involves 41.5 million Euros which will be used to upgrade and rehabilitate the Chishimba Falls power plant.

Business24

Bwalya Ng’andu, Zambia’s Finance Minister said the support to the energy sector was essential to ensure universal access to clean, safe, reliable and affordable energy which drives the national development agenda.

The upgrade of the power plant will increase its capacity from the current six megawatts to 15 megawatts, he added.

Achim Burkart, Germany’s Ambassador to Zambia, said the energy sector was currently the biggest area of cooperation between the two countries. Enditem

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