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Muhongo: There`s no power shedding

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by Kimbori, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. Kimbori

    Kimbori JF-Expert Member

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    Unprecedented power outages currently
    experienced across the country, Dar es
    Salaam and its environs in particular,
    result from dilapidated infrastructures,
    the government has stated.
    Speaking on a morning Radio One special programme, the Minister for Energy and
    Minerals, Prof. Sospeter Muhongo
    dismissed rumors that the frequent
    power blackouts were occasioned by
    deteriorating water flow into the
    country’s hydropower plants. During the programme, the minister
    apologized -- on behalf of the
    government -- for any discomforts caused
    by such power cuts.
    During the last Parliamentary budget
    session mid this year in Dodoma, Prof Muhongo, then barely five months into
    office, told the nation that power
    rationing was “unacceptable.”

    He said Tanesco would move decisively
    to ensure that all electricity poles and
    worn-out equipment were replaced to rectify the situation.
    “I think everyone is aware that the
    Tanzania Metrological Agency (TMA) has
    announced that the country is likely to
    get ‘more than average’ rains in the next
    few weeks … so Tanesco is busy replacing all worn-out equipment,
    including poles,” he said.

    Prof. Muhongo explained that 40 per cent
    of the country’s power output currently
    depends on gas, and 41 per cent on
    water. The minister also estimates that 19 per
    cent of power generation comes from ‘jet
    one’ and heavy funnel oil ( HFO), and
    reiterated government optimism that gas
    and coal would soon become the main
    sources of electricity supply, gradually replace hydro-plants in the near future.

    There have been rumours circulating in
    the public domain and in social networks
    that the ongoing power outages result
    from ‘silent power-shedding’ covertly
    being instituted by the power utility. However both the government and
    Tanesco management have repeatedly
    denied the allegations.

    He said plans were ounderway to ensure
    the nation does not back to ‘power
    shedding’ that rocked the economy (between July and December) last year.
    The country’s demand for electricity
    currently stands at an estimated
    between 650MW and 720MW. SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN
  2. PhD

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    Kishakuwa mwana siasa Huyu profesa
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    kazikubwa JF-Expert Member

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    Sijakuelewa, cheo chake ni cha siasa hivyo automatically naye anakuwa mwanasiasa. Kauli yako unamaanisha nini yawezekana una jambo zuri la kusema.