Power from Mozambique’s Cahora Bassa dam reaches Zumbo to the north of Tete

30 December 2009

Tete, Mozambique, 30 Dec – The headquarters of Zumbo district, to the north of Mozambique’s Tete province, by the end of the year will be linked up to the national electricity grid supplied by the Cahora Bassa hydroelectric dam, in Songo, Mozambican newspaper Noticias reported Wednesday.

Adelaide de Jesus, the provincial director for Mining Resource and Energy for Tete, told the newspaper that the last post to support the electricity cable transmitting power from HCB to Zumbo had been set up.

“At the moment work is focused on laying the cables and the contractor has given assurances that the first test for electrical current will take place over the next few days,” she said.

De Jesus noted that of the 13 district headquarters, including the city of Tete, 10 were linked to the national electricity grid, operating in five distribution areas, namely the city of Tete, Moatize, Ulongue, in Angonia, Nyamawabue, in Mutarara, Luenha, in Changara, and the headquarters of the administrative post of Chitima, in the district of Cahora-Bassa.

De Jesus also said that the province had 20,527 consumers whilst in 2005 there were just 12,969 customers. (macauhub)