Zimbabwe Power Company (ZPC) has withdrawn its court case against Intratek Zimbabwe Pvt Ltd owned by businessman Wicknell Chivhayo.
ZPC was appealing a High Court order that stated that a contract they entered into with Chivhayo’s company in 2015 was still valid.
The ZESA subsidiary was arguing that Intratek had violated the agreement, therefore, should not continue with the Gwanda Solar Power Project which ZPC intended to give to another contractor.
Justice Chitapi, however, ruled in June this year that ZPC and Intratek had to find each other since the project was of much significance to the country. Chitapi said:
It has already been observed that the subject matter of the contract is of immense national importance.
It is of public interest. The public wants electricity for use at home and in industries. The public is not interest in bickering for self-interest and egos.
The development comes when the country is having a huge power deficit manifest in long power cuts schedules.
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