Zambia: Cec, Zesco Still Poles Apart, But...

THE Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) says it is committed to continuing to provide uninterrupted power supply to its mining industry clients while negotiations carry on for a new Bulk Power Supply Agreement with Zesco.

The company says a mutually beneficial deal between the players is of strategic importance to the energy sector and the country.

In a statement confirming that significant obstacles remain to signing a new agreement after the lapse of the decades-long agreement that ended on Tuesday night, CEC corporate communications manager Chama Nsabika said yesterday that the Kitwe-based energy company was confident the next coming week would see a narrowing in the negotiation gap.

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