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Speaker Directs Energy Minister to Update Nation on Load shedding

Government officials, stake holders, journalists and Patriotic Front (PF) supporters awaiting the arrival of President Michael Sata for the first official opening of the eleventh National Assembly at Parliament grounds in Lusaka on October 14, 2011 – Picture by Joseph Mwenda.

Energy Minister Matthew Nkhuwa is on Tuesday next week expected to update the nation on the status of load-shedding in health facilities.

This follows a directive by the Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini.

Dr. Matibini says 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.

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.

7 Comments

  1. kelly

    We need energy back

  2. Moono

    Surely,we need energy in our every day lives.

  3. Bizzire

    Issue yamalaiti naikosa. I wish there could be a better solution to this. Let government consult the general public if they could not find a solution.

  4. observa

    Countrymen, of course the cause of load shedding is well understood but this govt appears to take this matter lightly without taking into consideration the repercussions that go with it simply because them have gensets in their houses. This is why we have not heard any reasonable pronouncement from any power that be. And as such Zesco has advantage of this leadership lapses and tend to exaggerate the who episode. Kudos to jack mwimbu for keeping the “sleeping minister” awake..

  5. SEE MIND (MWAMPO)

    ZESCO WE ARE TITED WITH LOAD SHEDDING. CONTINUEING TO BULT SOLAR ENERGY I SAW ALREADY BULT IN LUSAKA. KALULUSHI AND KITWE. WE NEEDS ALL DISTRICT AROUND IN THE COUNTRY. SOLAR ENERGY IS BETTER THAN WATER HIDRO POWER ENERGY IS MY COMMENT !!!

  6. Leonard

    He will tell you that it’s climate change.i listened to his answers when he went to hot FM’s and his answers needs much to be desired

  7. smith

    what about Zambia electricity supply company (ZESCO).

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