All civil servants to get solar systems
Brian Rungano Temba
The Public Service Commission is finalizing plans to give its all Government employees solar units, as part of their non-monetary benefits.
In a recent statement, published through the Ministry of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services PSC Secretary Dr Tsitsi Choruma said civil servants across all grades are eligible for the package.
“In 2020 the PSC made a decision that all civil servants will benefit from a Solar project and this Solar Project was going to see every civil servant from all grades benefiting from this non-monetary benefit,” said Choruma.
The project is still in its early implementation stage, as the PSC is engaging foreign partners for technical support in design and manufacturing of the ancillaries for a functional Solar power system.
Ancillaries include Solar panels, AC and DC investors, batteries and power cables.
“PSC recognises that the country has resources that ought to be utilized to create Solar ancillaries, thus producing value for everybody.
We also recognise Lithium deposits that can be used to produce lithium batteries. In view of these factors PSC is working towards ensuring that that the project is well financed to produce results that will benefit beyond civil servants and mere individuals,” she added.
The civil service is the largest employer in the country and by giving solar to all its employees, the country would have freed a significant amount of power on the national grid.