Electrification of chiefs palaces progresses

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Electrification of chiefs palaces progresses

Solwezi, February 28, 2014, ZANIS….. The government has embarked on an

exercise to connect all chiefs’ palaces in Solwezi district to

hydroelectric power .


The government project is part of effort to accelerate the rural

electrification programme.


In an interview with ZANIS, Solwezi District Commissioner (DC),

Crispin Likando revealed that palaces for chiefs Kapijimpanga and Mumena were

already connected to hydroelectric power.


Mr Likando however stated that the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation

(ZESCO) was doing final touches like wiring and mounting of polls to

Senior Chief Mujimanzovu’s palace adding that at chief Mulonga’s

palace works were expected to be completed soon.


Mr. Likando said that government in conjunction with ZESCO had started

lighting peri-urban areas such as Kimale, Kimiteto, Zang’amenu and

weigh bridge areas.


He furthermore revealed that government was taking electricity to

Mushindamo border area that will also capture chiefs’ Chikola and

Musaka while surrounding schools and rural health centers will also

benefit from the project.


Mr. Likando said in order to fulfill the vision of lighting the

entire province, the government will tap power from Mumbwa to connect

to Kalumbila mine and surrounding areas.


The other connection will be from Lumwana to Kalumbila, and the same

power will be used to supply Lumwana market, the district hospital and schools while

Copperbelt energy will also boost the supply to Kalumbila.