Lungu Zambia will be exporting power in a year

"Let me assure the nation that my government has rapidly moved to address this problem," Lungu said when opening parliament, adding that power shortages have slowed economic growth this year.

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The new Zambian head of state President Edgar Lungu attends the opening ceremony of the 24th Ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri play The new Zambian head of state President Edgar Lungu attends the opening ceremony of the 24th Ordinary session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri (Reuters)
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Zambia's President Edgar Lungu said on Friday the government was taking measures to ease power shortages and within 12-13 months the southern African nation would be a net exporter of electricity.

"Let me assure the nation that my government has rapidly moved to address this problem," Lungu said when opening parliament, adding that power shortages have slowed economic growth this year.

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