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Energy Minister calls for more players in energy sector

Economy Energy Minister calls for more players in energy sector

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has launched the Service Charter intended to enhance the standards of operation of the Board.

Minister of Energy Peter Kapala indicated that the Service Charter has been developed in the spirit of realigning ERB’s service delivery commitments to new legislation under the National Energy Policy of 2019.

He stated that the Service Charter was formulated to ensure that there is a robust regulatory environment that deliberately favors the participation of more He stated that the Service Charter was formulated in order to ensure that there is a robust regulatory environment that deliberately favors the participation of more players in the energy sector and ultimately fosters national economic growth.

The nergy minister was speaking during the launch of the chatter in Lusaka today.

‘’The Service Charter is intended to upscale the timely issuance of licenses to various players in the energy sector, increase private sector participation and diversify the energy mix through the deployment of renewable energy resources.

‘’It is also aimed at enhancing compliance of all players to standards to assure quality, safety and reliability of energy services and products,’’ said Mr Kapala.

ERB Acting Director Fred Han’gandu said the Service Charter is a demonstration of the commitment of the board to accountability in the discharge of its mandate and ensuring the effective delivery of quality service that inspires stakeholder confidence.

He stated that the Service Charter is aimed at enabling the ERB board to play its role as a sector of the regulator in a more efficient and effective manner.

‘’This Service Charter is a public commitment to discharge our mandate more effectively and efficiently with utmost regard to professionalism and integrity, in line with our vision and Mission Statements,’’ explained Mr Han’gandu.

Meanwhile Consumer Unit and Trust Society (CUTS) Executive Director Cludia Pollen expressed delight over the inclusiveness of consumer participation in the Service Charter.

She said it is important to enhance consumer protection to ensure value for their money because customers come first.

6 COMMENTS

  1. When are you increasing the prices of petrol and diesel bwana Minister. You have taken too long.

    I am meant to believe that upnd supporters will not be affected by the pump price increase. I have defected to upnd so that I don’t get affected by the price increase

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  2. Henry – You are too much of a simpleton to play such reverse psychology games on online…you are hoping for the increase so PF bunch of thieves can have a chance

  3. @2: Tarino Orange, I am your fellow upnd supporter. I have defected so that I don’t get affected by the increasing in price.

    Mwalasumina. He told you during his first conference that know people you vote in office of the presidency!!!

  4. If there are to be price increases for electricity, this will only be done when the economy rebounds from the 10 year deverstation of PF corruption and mismanagement……….

    Seeing ZESCO has been freed from being a PF cash cow , they need to sort out their network

  5. Peter Kapala was appointed minister because he was part of building HH’s house. Kambwili knows all about that.
    Tracy where those PF fuel tankers are, you will find them parked at Kapala’s house, and empty. Why should a fuel tank be empty in Zambia, a country with refinery? Peter Kapala…

  6. Develop Rooftop Solar Programme to create an enabling environment for end-users to generate their own electricity and sell excess to ZESCO. Your great grandchildren will appreciate. It is forward looking to increase the number of end-users generating their own electricity and selling to ZESCO every year. A lumpen like finance minister, Musokotwane, will talk about increasing copper production to 3 million tonnes per year. Mr. Musokotwane, the investors are fooling you, it will never happen. Even if 3 million tonnes per year was achieved, our great grandchildren will frown at us for allowing investors to destroy the environment. This is thoughtful advise [ end-users to generate their own electricity and sell excess to ZESCO].

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