ZESCO intensifies search for power sources

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  ZESCO Managing Director Cyprian  Chitundu says  there is massive potential to generate 300 megawatts of hydro electricity from the water resources available in the  northern  and  Muchinga  provinces.

Mr Chitundu was speaking today at  Kapamba waterfalls situated 90 kilometers from Mpika town in Mfuwe constituency.

Mr. Chitundu said the demand for electricity  in the country is high and that ZESCO has intensified  the  search for  possible  waterfalls that can be developed into generating   hydro electric power.

He cited Kabwelume , Lumangwe ,Chilambwe Mundulwe   and  Kapamba falls  as having  potential  to generate  300 mega watts.

Mr. Chitundu  said  lumangwe and Kabwelume falls  alone have the capacity to generate  240 megawatts,chilambwe mundulwe and kapamba could produce 10 megawats each  while Lunzuwa  is pegged at  generate 15 megawatts upon completion.

Meanwhile,   Mfuwe member of  parliament  Mwimba Malama who accompanied  ZESCO the Managing  Director  to Kapamba falls  said  Katibunga  mission will have  light as  per presidential  directive.