Lesotho wants to continue buying electricity from Mozambique

28 August 2009

Maputo, Mozambique, 28 Nov Aug – Mozambican electricity company Electricidade de Moçambique (EdM) and its counterpart from Lesotho are negotiating the renewal of a contract to supply electricity to the country, Mozambican newspaper Notícias reported.

The paper added that currently EdM provided electricity to Lesotho based on a contract signed last year that is due to expire in December.

The contract stipulates that Mozambique supplies Lesotho with electricity in amounts varying between 5 and 40 megawatts depending on the needs of the receiving country.

As well as to Lesotho, EdM sells electricity to Botswana, Swaziland and Namibia via the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP).

The energy sector is one of the focuses of cooperation between the two countries that was discussed in official talks held Wednesday in Maputo during an official three-day visit to Mozambique by the King of Lesotho, Letsie III. (macauhub)