As a way of supporting Zambia, the European Union (EU) and the French Government have pledged to continue supplementing efforts to improve the power generation and access to electricity by all citizens in the country.
So far the EU has injected at least 240 million euros in the energy sector and European Union Head of Mission to Zambia Jacek Jankowski has explained that renewable energy should be explored by all countries as it is cheap and affordable.
“Securing affordable, accessible, and reliable energy is key for economic growth in any given country and Zambia is among the country that is pursuing renewable energy as it expands the generations of hydro-electricity stations. We pay special attention to renewable energy because it is very cheap and people from rural and urban areas can easily access it,” stressed the EU envoy.
EU pays much attention to renewable energy as it increases access to electricity for all ,within the wake of climate change.
In the near future, the EU intends to organise a conference that will further enhance renewable energy production. Zambia has the potential of supplying renewable energy in both Southern and Eastern Africa.
“France and Zambia have cemented bilateral ties in the energy sector as well as other key sectors of the economy. We are collaborating well in the rehabilitation of Kariba Dam and where enhancement of renewable energy production is concerned we are organizing the conference that will bring together over 100 experts in October to share the knowledge,” concluded Mr Berger.