Morupule B repairs to cost P1.5bn


The Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) will need another P1.5 billion to repair the various problems at the beleaguered Morupule B power station, the chief executive officer Jacob Raleru has revealed.

Government has short and long-term repair plans for the troubled power plant, which will take between 10 months and three years respectively. It is expected that by 2019, together with other developments, the country will be self sufficient in electricity.

Appearing before a hostile Statutory Bodies and State Enterprise Committee yesterday, Raleru revealed that an additional P1.2 billion was needed for the remediation exercise, which has come about as a result of poor workmanship, lack of compliance to the design and the use of poor quality material.

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