Zimbabwe’s development agenda is hinged on increasing energy and power development capacities to sustain agriculture, mining and manufacturing industry for sustainable economic growth.

The Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services told the ZBC News that the government is alive that vision 2030 is achievable if the current 2000 mega watts installed electricity generation capacity is increased to meet the expected demand as the economy grows.

She added that the government is moving with urgency to have Hwange Thermal Power Station’s units 7 and 8 upgraded.

The Minister also highlighted the importance of the government maintaining existing electricity infrastructure for uninterrupted supply to productive sectors of the economy like mining, agriculture and manufacturing industry.

Power blackouts experienced in Harare in the past three days are counter-productive to the economy and as such, government should guarantee constant supply of electricity.