This came to light in Livingstone today when a participant at the just ended Fifth Zambia International Business Advisory Council (ZIBAC) Conference, Dyson Mweene, made a presentation on the status of the Energy Sector in the country.
Mr Mweene said Indeni Oil Refinery was constantly breaking down, hence the need to improve its mechanical state.
He said there was also need to look at the possibility of converting the Tanzania Zambia Authority (TAZAMA) pipeline to pump finished products instead of crude oil.
Mr Mweene further noted that Kafue Gorge and Itezhi tezhi hydro power stations would not attract investment if government did not reduce electricity tariffs.
He said there was need for government to adjust tarrifs in order to attract investment and to encourage private sector participation in the development of power generating plants.
And another participant, Justine Chinyanta, delivering resolutions on infrastructure, said there was need to increase road infrastructure, especially for the mines.
Mr Chinyanta also said there was need to modernize border posts such as Kasumbalesa and Nakonde border posts and to make them a one stop shop.