ZAMBIA: Powering up, at last

Saturday, November 22, 2008
JOHANNESBURG Friday, October 24, 2008 (IRIN) - The Zambian government signed a US$75 million financing agreement with the World Bank this week to provide electricity services to 65,000 new customers, in a country where power cuts have become the norm. The project will improve the existing distribution network of the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO), the parastatal power utility. It will also promote the use of energy-efficient fluorescent lamps, extend the existing grid in selected...