President Sata addresses Cabinet meeting

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President Sata addresses Cabinet meeting
President Sata addresses Cabinet meeting
Today, I wish to share with you our Government’s efforts to connect rural communities which include schools, rural health centres, chief’s palaces, local courts, staff houses for Government employees and other Government facilities to the Power Grid. Our Government through the Rural Electrification Authority (REA) intends to commission some of the grid extension projects that have been implemented from 2012 to date in Southern, Copperbelt, North-Western, Western and Eastern Provinces as follows:

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1. Mwanza Kasaka Grid Extension Project, Monze District, Southern Province: this project involved the construction of a total 67.7km of 11kV overhead line from an existing line at Kaumba Basic School in Monze district at a cost of K15,235,000;

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2. Mbeza Grid Extension Project, Namwala District, Southern Province: this project involves the construction of a total of 44.4km of 33kV of overhead grid lines from an existing 33kV line from Choma to Namwala District passing through Niko Rural Growth Centre at a cost of K11,172,000;

3. St. Margaret’s Grid Extension Project, Chipata District, Eastern Province: this project involved completion of an overhead line to supply power to various institutions at a cost of K5.6 million;

4. Kan’gwena Grid Extension Project, Chingola District, Copperbelt Province: this project involved the construction of a total of 27.8km of 11kV overhead line from existing 11kV Ipafu and Mutenda lines to electrify Kansoka, Milulu and Muchinshi in Chingola district at a cost of K5,951,406;

5. Kamwanda Grid Extension Project, Kabompo District, North Western Province: this project involved the construction of a total of 50.7km of 11kV overhead lines at a cost of K11 321 124.24;

6. Sanjongo/Lukolwe/Kambuya Grid Extension Project, Chavuma District, North-Western Province: this project involved the electrification of Lukolwe mission, K-Village, Chambi, Mavili and Mandalo primary schools at a cost of K3,724,601.63. on the other hand Kambuya grid extension involved electrification of Kambuya basic school, Chief Sefu’s Palace, shops and Kambuya health centre at a cost of K8,990,056;

7. Chivombo/Kamusamba Grid Extension Project, Chavuma District, North Western Province: this project targeted Chivombo, Kamusamba and Kalombo areas at a cost of K1,450,000;

8. Sihole Grid Extension Project, Kalabo District, Western Province: this project involved the construction of a total of 56km of 11kV overhead line from Kalabo to electrify some rural growth centres between Kalabo and Sihole at a cost of K12,900,000;

9. Nanjucha Grid Extension Project, Senanga District, Western Province: this project involved the construction of a 34.3km of 11kV overhead line from an existing 11kV line at Muyo junction to Nanjucha basic school at a cost of K8,340,000.

I am determined to ensure that our Government scales up interventions aimed at accelerating rural development in order to improve the people’s living standards. Below are the pictures of today’s Cabinet Meeting. MCS – 14/07/14

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  1. Holding the nation with contempt can not even start his meeting by stating why he had been in hiding!

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