Govt takes power crisis to China

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Under immense pressure from investors and households, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation minister, Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi heads to China on Monday to engage the host government to intervene in finding a solution to the chaotic Morupule B project BAME PIET and MBONGENI MGUNI

Botswana’s chief diplomat, minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Pelonomi Venson-Moitoi has been roped in to tackle the power crisis. Two years after the completion date, the country’s biggest power station in Morupule B has not helped the power situation and Venson-Moitoi is travelling 18,500km away to engage the Chinese government.

She is embarking on the journey to seek a remedy for the embattled power plant next week. “Yes, I can confirm that I am going to speak to the Chinese, and that what you are enquiring about is part of that mission,” she said in a telephone interview from Johannesburg where she is attending the African Union summit. Mmegi had wanted to know if her mission was intended to engage the Chinese government on the failed project.

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