Africa-Press – Mozambique. President Mnangagwa has left for Maputo, Mozambique on Thursday where he is set to hold discussions with his counterpart President Nyusi on a range of bilateral issues.
He was seen off at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport by Vice President Dr Constantino Chiwenga, Cabinet Ministers, Service Chiefs and senior Government officials.
The President is expected to tie up a firm power supply deal with his Mozambican counterpart as a short-term measure to address electricity supply challenges in the country.
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The President chats to Vice President Constantino Chiwenga at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport today.
Power generation in the country has deteriorated over the last few weeks, worsened by depressed supply from Hwange and Harare thermal power stations, including the loss of a generation unit at Kariba Power Station.
Writing in his weekly column for The Sunday Mail over the weekend, President Mnangagwa said there was increasing demand for power on account of heightened economic activity, with Zesa sitting on applications for supply of over 2 000 megawatts by 2025, primarily from the mining sector.
He said he will visit Mozambique and Zambia to finalise power supply agreements with the two countries’ leaders to guarantee uninterrupted supply.
“This week I am paying a working visit to the sister Republic of Mozambique,” he said.