Zesco has secured 100 mega watts of electricity imports from Mozambique to mitigate the power deficit which the country is currently experiencing, Energy Minister Christopher Yaluma has said.
He said this in an interview with journalists in Kasempa.
Mr. Yaluma also said Zambia was in advanced negotiations for importation of more power from other countries that have a surplus to cushion the power deficit.
He said the country would import about 160 megwatts more after negotiations.
Mr Yaluma said Government was also planning to construct more power generation plants to cushion the current power deficit.
He said Government was aware that some traders were exploiting the Zambian people by selling inventors and generators at highs costs despite the waiving of duty on power products.
Mr Yaluma assured Zambians that Zesco would soon start selling power products at a cheaper cost.