Government advised to develop hydro power generation plant at Lumangwe water falls

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lumangwe2A concerned Zambian has advised government to consider setting up a hydro power generation plant on Lumangwe water falls in Kawambwa District.

Shadereck Goma, a Kitwe resident, says the Lumangwe waterfalls’ should be considered by government through the Zambia Electricity Supplying Company (ZESCO) because it would be able to supply power for the northern part of Zambia.

Mr. Goma added that the campaign against deforestation could only be addressed if people had alternative sources of energy at affordable tariffs.

He said this during this year’s 51st Zambia International Trade Fair at the Northern Tourism Circuit Stand.

Mr. Goma said the unexploited Lumangwe falls is at its peak all year round unlike the Victoria falls whose water levels go down during the dry season around September and October.

And a Teacher at Ndeke Primary School in Kitwe, Dorica Kumwenda said the possibility of generating hydro power from the mighty Lumangwe falls will solve the problem of load shedding permanently.

He said in addition , there will be a constant supply to meet the local demand and the surplus for export if the Hydr power station is set up there.

And a male Nurse at Ndola Central Hospital Kenneth Msili said if ZESCO is compelled to set up hydro power station at Lumangwe, it would give the Northern part of Zambia a permanent source of electricity instead of letting the entire country dependant on the Kariba dam.