District capitals of Mozambique’s Tete province to have electricity by 2008

19 April 2007

Tete, Mozambique, 19 April – The capitals of the 12 districts of the Mozambican province of Tete will be linked to the Cahora Bassa (HCB) Hydroelectric power grid by 2008, the provincial governor, Ildefonso Muananthata, said Wednesday in Tete.

Speaking at an extraordinary session of the provincial government for the five-day visit of President Armando Guebuza, Muananthata explained that construction work on the power lines from HCB had been granted in January and should go ahead by the end of 2008.

On arriving in the province Guebuza said that the Government’s annual program, approved by parliament, includes speeding up the electrification process of district capitals, Tete being one of the regions to benefit most from HCB’s potential, which is located in the province.

Guebuza’s visit is intended to check on the execution of the Government’s plan as part of the fight against absolute poverty, as well as verifying that recommendations made during his last visit to Tete, in mid-2006, are being carried out. (macauhub)