Kigali, 3 December 2020 Rwanda and Zimbabwe signed an agreement that will increase cooperation and partnerships between both countries in energy related infrastructure and services.
The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Rwanda Energy Group (REG) and Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA Holdings Ltd) on the cooperation between the two companies. The agreement signed covers different aspects inter-alia exchange of experts in energy generation, transmission, distribution and reduction of energy losses together with capacity building of personnel engaged in the sector.
The signing ceremony was officiated by Rwanda’s Minister of Infrastructure, Honourable, Claver Gatete and the Ambassador of the Republic of Zimbabwe to Rwanda, H.E Prof. Charity MANYERUKE.
The signed MoU has validity of 5-years with the possibility of being renewed.
Speaking about the agreement, Claver Gatete the Minister of Infrastructure emphasized the importance of the partnership between the two companies, saying it is necessary for sustaining what Rwanda and Zimbabwe are building in the energy sector.
“There are some skills that Zimbabwe has that we don’t have. There is what we have that we can share with them. So, at the end of the day, it is a win-win situation," he said.
Charity Manyeruke Zimbabwe’s envoy to Rwanda said the deal signals the deepening of the two countries’ economic relations and will assist in improving the livelihoods of people of Zimbabwe and Rwanda.
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