Morupule B repairs to cost P1.5bn

Raleru
Raleru

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.

Editor's Comment
Happy Independence!

We are 56 years old and what do we have to show for it? Looking at where Botswana started and where it is today, there are a lot of developments, but whether the developments match the number of years we have enjoyed as a country is a topic for another day.The fact that cannot be denied is we have seen major developments, but we are still lacking in several pertinent areas.Our beautiful country imports almost everything. We import fuel, food,...

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