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Speaker directs Energy Minister to explain why Health Centres are being load shed

Health Speaker directs Energy Minister to explain why Health Centres are being load...

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini
Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini has directed Energy Minister Matthew Nkhuwa to issue a ministerial statement on Tuesday next week to Parliament to update the nation on the status of load-shedding in health facilities.

Dr. Matibini says Mr. Nkhuwa must carry out a comprehensive analysis on what is pertaining on the ground and get back to the house with an update.

The Speaker said this when he made a ruling on a point of order raised by the leader of opposition and Monze Central Member of Parliament Jack Mwiimbu.

Mr. Mwiimbu in his point of order stated that load-shedding has continued in health facilities despite President Edgar Lungu’s directive not to load shed health facilities during the Presidential address to Parliament.

Meanwhile, Dr. Matibini has urged Members of Parliament to respect the due processes of parliament as they carry out debates.

He said all Members of parliament participate in governing the country and therefore the tenets of a multi-party democracy must be respected.

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    • If it were not for HH”s intervention Chawama Hospital would still be load shedded. This PF govt is inept. They did not learn anything from the 2015 power cuts. There is a 17 year old World Bank report which recommended diversification of power generation in Zambia. PF have been in power for 9 years and all they can show for it is 48 mysterious houses and 42 fire engines (wheel borrows)!!Pathetic

  1. Some of the Transsimison and distribution may have not been designed to supply health institutions alone , this may be tricky for engineers to supply them and load shad near by Areas .my personal view

  2. Can someone explain to me how one property in an area supplied by the same substation of electricity be excluded from the load shedding schedule.

  3. All large institutions in the world have installed emergency diesel or gas powered generators which automatically start when electric grid power is lost. Do Zambian health centers have these generators? If not , they need to as standard practice like the rest of the world.

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