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COMESA POWER PROJECT WILL ADDRESS ENERGY CHALLENGES IN THE REGION – GOVT

MINISTRY of Commerce Permanent Secretary says the establishment of the Zambia-Tanzania-Kenya (ZTK) power interconnection project will address energy constraints in the region. 

Speaking during the opening of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Inter-Government Committee meeting in Lusaka on Monday, November 26, 2019, Mushuma Mulenga said the project would help meet the immediate and future energy demand in the region by linking the East African Power Pool (EAPP) and the Southern Africa Power Pool (SAPP).

“In the area of strengthening cooperation in energy with the key objective of enhancing energy trade, the Zambia-Tanzania-Kenya (ZTK) power interconnector holds immense potential in addressing energy constraints in the region,” he said.

He said the second Tripartite Sectorial Ministerial Committee on Infrastructure (TSMCI) wich comprises of ministers responsible for infrastructure from COMESA, the East Affrican Community (EAC) meeting called for the speed implementation of regional infrastructure programmes in energy and transport sectors to accelerating economic integration.

Meanwhile, COMESA Secretary General Chileshe Kapwepwe said progress had been made in the development of the infrastructure sector as the region had been positively working t o create an enabling environment to facilitate the movement of the factors production as well as transportation of goods and services.

She said that some ember states had made progress in the development of clean energy sources.

Kapwepwe said there was need for enhanced implementation of agreed decisions and domestication of COMESA instruments.


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