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ERB clarifies licensing of Youth Empowerment fuel tankers

General News ERB clarifies licensing of Youth Empowerment fuel tankers

The Energy Regulations Board ERB has clarified that the License of fuel tankers procured under the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development were provisional.

ERB Acting Manager Public Relations Chibulu Musonda says the license under an MOU between the Ministry of Youth and Sport Development and youth owned Kipesika Energy and Petroleum Logistics ( KEPL) was issued on 6th August, 2021 was temporal.

In a statement to ZANIS, today, Mr Musonda explained that the KEPL group was engaged to temporarily to transport government fuel in order to avert looming fuel shortage in the country.

Mr. Musonda disclosed that the oil company has since applied for a license to transport petroleum products and that the application is currently being processed by the ERB.

“KEPL would be required to obtain a license to operate the fuel tankers. Therefore KEPL has since applied for a license to Transport Petroleum products” he said.

The ERB has strict requirements in place to ensure that only certified fuel tankers transport petroleum products in the country and that illegal transporters are liable to a fine or imprisonment for a term not exceed five years or both according to the provisions of the Energy Regulation Act No. 12 section 10n and 48 (1)(C)

Minister of youth and sports Emmanuel Mulenga (left) explains how the fuel tankers the Government has bought for youths will be operated during this year's youth day commemorations at Mulungushi conference centre in Lusaka. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA/ZANIS
FILE: Minister of youth and sports Emmanuel Mulenga (left) explains how the fuel tankers the Government has bought for youths will be operated during this year’s youth day commemorations at Mulungushi conference centre in Lusaka. Picture by SUNDAY BWALYA/ZANIS

7 COMMENTS

  1. This is the ERB “green washing” the very corrupt decision to go ahead with this PF election deal. If I go on the road with an unlicensed tanker I would find myself in JAIL. The UPND would do very well to involve the ACC immediately!

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  2. A substantial reform is needed at ERB. Temporal licence to appease people for political gain in an election year. This response is an insult to Zambians!!

  3. THESE TANKERS SHOULD BE FORFIETED TO GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THEY WERE BOUGHT USING PUBLIC FUNDS. THIS SO CALL PF YOUTH COMPANY SHOULD BUY ITS OWN TANKERS AND APPLY FOR LICENCES. CHAPWA!

  4. People Involved in this Empowerment Program are not Youth. ERB don’t renew the licenses and why only them and no other Youth? Moreover, there are over 40 years old people who are just F cadres. Ba PF youth are sleeping It’s your time to come out in open and challenge these fools.

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