Lundazi, Chama districts of Eastern Province hooked to national electricity grid, first time in 59 years


Power utility company, ZESCO Limited, has announced the successful connection and powering of Lundazi and Chama Districts of the Eastern Province to the national grid.

Company Managing Director, Victor Mapani, stated that this was the first time since independence, 59 years ago, the two districts were getting connected to electricity.

Mapani in a statement issued in Lusaka on Saturday said the development represented a new era for the residents in the two Districts and their environment.

He added that it promised enhanced opportunities for economic growth and stability in sectors like agriculture and commerce.

“These were previously hindered by inconsistent power sources. This is in line with the New Dawn government’s focus to increase the access rate to electricity in Zambia,” Mapani noted.

He added that the Chama-Lundazi project stands as a testament to ZESCO’s commitment to delivering infrastructure projects that are cost-effective, timely, and of high quality.

Mapani revealed that the project had been delivered at a cost lower than US$20Million from the initial $54Million.

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He stated that the cost had been managed by employing internal resources to execute the project.

“As we celebrate this milestone, we urge our customers and the public to actively participate in safeguarding this vital infrastructure to ensure reliability and availability of power supplies in Chama and Lundazi Districts,” Mapani said.

He assured that ZESCO remained dedicated to delivering electricity to Zambia’s retail and industrial development while enhancing the lives of its citizens through the provision of sustainable energy solutions.

“With the 325KM of the 132kV transmission line already erected, the project was restarted in 2022 following a resolution by the ZESCO Corporate Leadership Team,” Mapani said.

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