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Zambia Considers Tapping Water From Congo River

Energy Minister Matthew Nkhuwa has disclosed that the government is in the process of engaging the Democratic Republic of Congo to create a canal that can tap water from the Congo River.

Nkhuwa said a meeting would be held on Wednesday with Vice-President Inonge Wina, the Zambezi River Authority, ZESCO and the Ministry of Water Development to consider the possibility of tapping water from the Congo river to boost water levels in Kariba Dam.

President Edgar Lungu and his Zimbabwean counterpart Emerson Mnangangwa will then engage the President of Congo on the project.

Thereafter, depending on the outcome of talks, a feasibility study would be done in three months.

Nhkuwa said ZESCO will for now continue to produce 340 Megawatts of power at the Kariba North Bank Power Station with the current 5.2 billion cubic meters of water in Kariba dam until December.

20 Comments

  1. Edward

    This was mulyokela’s idea

  2. Karakas

    What of EBOLA, don’t import the deadly disease.

  3. Bornwell Simunka

    That is a bright idea.Thank you for thinking outside the box .

  4. SEE MIND (MWAMPO)

    KARIBA MADE LAKE, LEAVE AS IT IS. USE OTHER NEW METHOD SOLAR ENERGY. WHY ARE THEY WORRIES SOLAR NOW AVAILABLE CREATS ENERGY. LOOKS THEIRS COUNTRY DESERT THRIR USED SOLAR ENERGY. WHY U WANT CREAT A CANAL TAP RIVER FROM DRC? USELESS MIND !!!

  5. Dr HIRMS

    And how much money i’ll u going spend ,and what you should know is that people can never get satsfied with electricity we don’t have food ,but you are busy pushing fake benes.

  6. Mr Lungu W

    My concern is EBOLA DISEASE is surely coming to Zambia.It easily transits in liquids including water.Please can an alternative way be found,please,please!!

  7. Hon G K

    Zambia has a lots of water bodies why not taping from just within ,coz this I’ll affect business ,an less if u say you be buying those water, if it is for free ninshi Congo Dr ,kinshasa and zambia, thanks hence may you even stop the so called loadsheding , can’t you see we have gone back to Kaunda days when evryd

  8. J maps

    wont this bring ebola in our country, it is a very deadly disease ka

  9. red

    Water from Congo uhuh! This is amazing

  10. Simfukwe

    There is nothing good that shallow minded critics can see by tapping water from Congo river to feed into Zambezi river Zambezi river will have water all the time power generation will be constant power outages will be a thing of the past. Why do you criticise everything? Is it coz you are prone to cholera which brought by dirty water? Ebola is not water born disease it comes by eating imbeba leaving kolwe who is clean

  11. Stella Muwata

    If you so afraid of ebola
    Then stop your government to do it

  12. Stephen Mkandawire

    Comment
    brilliant thought 100 pecent

  13. Kk11

    Think of that deadly disease ebola virus before tapping water frm the so called congo river. We don’t want to start running frm one place to the other jst to avoid contracting the virus. You think ebola is a story wait and see .

  14. Anon

    Some comments are truly childish.

  15. Prophet Kelly

    Ba government u will bring confusion in our country

  16. Gift MAMFUKA kwakamwane

    OK in other ways what about encourage solar system in a corner?

  17. Truthman

    This plan should be very carefully researched or else it can cause catastrophic consequences especially in the Barotse flood plain.Get flood experts from Europe ! We don’t want problems in this country coming from greedy and selfish motives.

  18. Njala nsala

    Taping water from DR will it be free import? Why not our own lake mwelu or luapula river thru water pipes they both don’t run dry and it will be free taping and Ebola free

  19. Spartan

    If Coming With Ebola , Was A Plan 🙏😂🤣👊🏃🙆

  20. d banda

    Comment. The gvnt measure to solve energy shortage our country is facing. I extend my Technical Solutions and concern to the Head of. State Pres. E .Lungu and Zesco Management to be listed and engaged in solving this Power generation problem at kariba dam. I have developed solutions to the challenge, it is solvable, let us work as a team to address the power cut problem. Note : Power cut equals to cash cut . for Zesco ,companies and Nation at large. This serious, contact :0965 552845

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