Bikita people have received a major boost after Chinese owned Bikita Minerals Sinomine laid the US$30 million Tokwe-Bikita 132KV powerline.

Villagers have welcomed the Government’s rural electrification drive.

Bikita Minerals is working on the US$22 million power line stretching from Tokwe Mukosi dam to Bikita district to provide electricity to its two lithium beneficiation plants currently under construction.

Upon completion the power line will generate at least 132KVA and power up the lithium plants which are being done at a cost of US$300million.