ZAMBIA: RDA has started installing solar street lights

The Road Development Agency (RDA) has started installation of solar lights at crossing points such as bridges as part of enhancing security.


Luangwa Bridge is the first crossing point to be installed with eco-friendly lighting system because it is an integral part of the Great East road which links Zambia to Mozambique and Malawi.

Meanwhile, the Energy Forum Zambia has noted that Zambia’s energy sector has made steady progress despite the loss of about 3-hundred Mega Watts of Electricity due to reduced water levels in Lake Kariba Dam.

Forum Chairperson Johnstone Chikwanda says the country has been taught lessons regarding consequences of over dependence on hydro-electricity generation. So that government has responded well by commencing efforts aimed at diversifying the energy mix.

Mr. Chikwanda adds that energy is the engine for economic growth hence the need to embrace other forms of large-Scale energy generation.

He was speaking at the Zambian High Commission in South Africa where he led a delegation of South Africans who went to update the Commission on their solar street light projects in Zambia.

Faced with energy shortage, solar street light is a satisfactory option that not only saves energy but reduces costs.