Kanyemba Boarder Post Electrification
The Kanyemba Border post in Mbire District of Mashonaland Central province is set to be lit up in a few months’ time as REF intensifies its work of providing access to energy to disadvantaged communities of Zimbabwe. REF moved on the site to start electrification of Kanyemba border area in November 2019 but progress was hindered by the covid19 pandemic which also affected supply of materials.
Mashonaland Central Provincial Electrification manager, Eng Brian Nyakasaka told the magazine reporter that in the begining of 2021, REF intensified its work despite Covid19 drawbacksand managed to construct 30km of High voltage line together with 3.1km of medium voltage lines.
Eng. Nyakasaka also highlighted that the implementation team is working on crossing the 600meter wide Mwanzamutanda river from Chapoto to Mariga targeting electrification of public institutions in villages inhabited by the Doma people.
Under the current arrangement, REF is building electricity infrustructure and connecting schools, lodges, government offices, clinics, homesteads and other facilities while the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Compnay is constructing a line from Zambia to Zimbabwe across the mighty Zambezi river.