Zimbabwe’s power supply situation is set to ease in the coming weeks, following a schedule for President Mnangagwa to travel to Zambia and Mozambique to finalise power import deals.
Writing in his weekly column for Sunday mail, the President said there was increasing demand for power on account of heightened economic activity, with Zesa sitting on applications for a supply of over 2 000 megawatts by 2025, primarily from the mining sector.
President Mnangagwa said he had scheduled visits to the two countries to firm up power supply deals as an interim measure to guarantee uninterrupted supply.
“This week I am paying a working visit to the sister Republic of Mozambique, in the coming weeks I am likely to meet President Hichilema of Zambia in Livingstone and both sister countries supply us with power. I will engage my colleagues with a view to ensuring our power imports are secure and uninterrupted.” President Emerson Mnangagwa said.
He also added that the government would ensure the economy’s energy needs were fully met through internal power generation and gap-filling imports.
Meanwhile, the Power supply in the country has deteriorated over the last few weeks, worsened by depressed generation at Hwange and Harare thermal power stations, including the loss of a generation unit at Kariba Power Station.