$650 million solar power project reportedly nears completion in Central Province


Government will soon complete the US$650 million solar power investment in Chisamba District, Central Province Permanent Secretary, Milner Mwanakampwe, has announced.

Mwanakampwe said the investment on the solar power project which was at various stages of actualisation was nearing completion.

He said this during a Provincial Development Coordinating Committee (PDCC) meeting held at Kwame Nkrumah University in Kabwe.

He noted that the government had continued to pursue efficient energy use and attract investments in renewable energy to mitigate load shedding caused by drought.

The Permanent Secretary said the solar project was one of the major projects among others, that demonstrated government’s commitment to development.

“You may wish to know that in Central Province alone, we have been able to have an investment commitment in solar power amounting to US$650 million,” he said.

Mwanakampwe urged heads of government departments to expedite State projects.

He said implementation of various projects required the utmost dedication and punctuality for projects to be completed on time.

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