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(From Times of Zambia - AAGM)
Byline: Potipher Tembo
IN 1964 just before Zambia gained her independence, the potential for power generation was identified at the point where the Zambezi rapids start just a few kilometers away from the source of the mighty Zambezi river in Kaleni, Mwinilunga, North-Western Province.
But this potential could not be tapped as there seemed to be no funds to start the project which required millions of dollars.
However, today, 41 years later, the dream of having power tapped from the Zambezi rapids, which is known by the locals in Mwinilunga as Mpola yamusangala (named after the village headman in the area) has become real.
Work at the site where two turbines and two generators will be installed started in March last year and construction work of a canal to take the deluge of …