The Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) has disclosed that 450 jobs will be created for the local people in Itezhi Tezhi district once the construction a two by six mega watt (MW) hydro power project commences in June this year.
ZESCO Spokesperson Henry Kapata disclosed that the new project will also reduce load shedding and power outages when completed.
Mr. Kapata said this will lead to significant economic benefits and better standards of living for the local people.
He added that the new substation will also facilitate adequate power supply for mining and farming companies in the districts.
He told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that part of ZESCO revenue will go towards social amenities such health, education, road construction and many others in the district.
The Itezhi Tezhi hydro power supply project is expected to start in June this year and be completed within a period of 41 months.
And Mr. Kapata has said the Itezhi Tezhi power project was of significant importance to the area because of the increased mining and agriculture activities currently going on in the district.
He explained that under the same project, ZESCO will increase power supply to the district from 1MVA to 10 MVA, the development he said will lead to improved standards of living and increased economic activities in the district.
He said the power utility company was committed to providing safe and reliable electricity to all Zambians in order to improve the quality of life.