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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

ERB concerned by the rise in developers proposing to construct filling stations in illegal areas

Economy ERB concerned by the rise in developers proposing to construct filling stations...

The Energy Regulation Board has observed with concern the increasing number of developers proposing to construct filling stations in locations that are not compliant with the provisions of the Siting Guidelines for Filling Stations.

ERB Public Relations Manager Kwali Mfuni said despite the said guidelines being available on the ERB website, they are being ignored by the developers.

Mrs Mfuni has reminded all developers to with immediate effect ensure that the proposed site for construction of a filling station is compliant with the siting guidelines prior to acquisition.

She explained that the said guidelines are the basis for the ERB’s recommendations to the Zambia Environmental Management Agency being managers of the Environmental Impact Assessment process.

Mrs Mfuni said that the revision of the above mentioned guidelines in collaboration with stakeholders has reached an advanced stage and that the same will be enforced upon completion.

One of the mandates of the Energy Regulation Board as stipulated in the Energy Regulation Act CAP 436 of the Laws of Zambia is to approve the location of all energy installations.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Start by demolishing he illegal ones not just feed from trips to the owners. Obviously the statement incites that a few have been built illegally tell not to try and legitimise the already built ones. Tell us more please

  2. Cat power learn to wash your face in the morning before blogging otherwise you will continue looking like a big clown. Concerns have been raised and we await an official report from erb so that we can assess this and come up with measures to prevent such things happening in future.

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    • You need to wash your mouth. What comes out sticks to the general populas . Look at your likes If you use that language we all can. Lets just blog thanks

  3. We just need to enforce our bylaws and laws. Fo.olproofing is about ensuring that fo.ols unable to follow laws are restrained.

  4. I think the problem is ERZ. Would be developers don’t have to go to your website. If developers intends to put up a filling, that has to be accessed and approved by the ERZ and talking about going through your website. You should have accessors to do acessments before a filling is built/constructed. You seem not to be doing your job. No wonder many of filling stations in Zambia don’t have pressure pumps and if they do, then they’re non functional. Please do your job. Do you even have inspectors to inspect these filling stations

  5. was shocked the last time I was in Zambia to see feeling stations lined up so close to each other.
    One can clearly see that the is not a regulatory body in charge.
    Even worse, is to see a statement from the very agency that is supposed to have regulated the existence of feeling stations complaining about the unlawful emerging stations

  6. LOOK,AT NGUCHA FILLING STATION IN RING ROAD. EVEN,THE ONE BEHIND THAT FILLING STATION KNOWS THAT IT IS WRONG AND GOES AHEAD TO BUILD. TWAPAPATA,LET US FOLLOW THE LAW OF THE LAND AND RESPECTING INSTITUTIONS-ZEMA,ERB BUT YOU PEOPLE IN GOVT ESPECIALLY SOME OF U PEOPLE LIKE KZ ETC WOULD NOT WANT TO BE CHALLENGED. EG-THE KAFUE INCIDENT I DOUBT I AT ALL THIS KZ MAN HAS EVEN ATTENDED ANY OF THOSE CASES AND THEY ARE PILING UP. BUT BOSS YOUR TIME IS AROUND THE CORNER. U WILL FIND ABAMPONDO ABANKALI.AND U WILL REALISE THAT U NEVER LIVED IN HARMONY WHEN GOD GAVE U AN OPPORTUNITY.ZAMBIA WILL BE SOUR OR BITTER FOR U.I END HERE BUT PLEASE,KZ AMEND YOUR WAYS WITH PEOPLE. GOD IN HEAVEN IS SEEING WHAT IAM SAYING. WHETHER, U INSULT AT ME OR WHO EVER BUT ONE DAY U WILL REMEMBER US.

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