Botswana to supply region with coal-fired power – Merafhe

source: Mmegi
Onalenna Modikwa
Staff Writer

PALAPYE: Botswana’s future looks so bright that the country could return the goodwill of South Africa – which currently supplies 80 percent of Botswana’s power – by exporting electricity to that country and others in the southern African region.

Officially launching Morupule Colliery Expansion Project on Fiday, Vice President Mompati Merafhe said the success of the project would transform Botswana’s economy from one heavily reliant on the goodwill of neighbouring countries for energy to one self-sufficient in power generation.

“Our country will be better-placed to one day return the goodwill by exporting surplus electricity to the neighbouring states,” Merafhe said.

“This should be our driving factor as we set in motion a process of expanding our coal mining and processing initiatives at [continue reading]

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