Zimbabwe-Turkiye relation to benefit the energy sector

Staff Reporter

The bilateral relations between Republic of Turkiye and Zimbabwe have the potential to increase access to electricity in Zimbabwe, Government has advised.

During a post Cabinet media brief yesterday, Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa said Cabinet had approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Zimbabwe and Turkiye on cooperation in the field of energy.

“The nation is being informed that the Government seeks to conclude a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Turkiye as part of the National Energy Policy in ensuring reliability and security as well as cost-effectiveness of energy services. Cabinet advises that the bilateral cooperation between the two countries has the potential to increase access to electricity in Zimbabwe, thereby enabling growth of the economy.

“The MoU will, among other areas cover construction and management of renewable energy and other power plants, electricity distribution and transmission and rehabilitation of power systems and plants,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.

The synergies with Turkey will not only see Zimbabwe benefit in the energy sector alone, but also from Turkish expertise, particularly through training of professionals in Agriculture, Medicine and Defence and Security.

Meanwhile, Since the coming in of the Second Republic, Zimbabwe is seeking to mend relations with all countries that had shut the door on it. Recent indications show a number of countries embracing the Second Republic, especially after it successfully turned around the economy and its massive drive in infrastructure development and rehabilitation using locally generated funds.