Advocate Fortune Chasi, the newly appointed Energy Minister has revealed that he did not sleep on the night he was handed the tough Energy and Power Development ministry in a mini-reshuffle by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
Chasi revealed this after many social media users had suggested that he was waking up to his new job as the minister of Energy. The Ministry is convincingly at a Lazarus moment considering that Zimbabwe is facing a gigantic fuel crisis and a crippling blackout. The minister said:
I’m yet to sleep. How do I?
After studying the task ahead, Chasi concluded that heading the ministry was a mammoth task. He, however, insists that concerted efforts by all stakeholders are bound to bear the desired outcome.
Many social media users were very pessimistic arguing that Chasi was handed “a live snake”. One of his followers on twitter wrote:
Even if you change the bar, as long as you don’t have money to buy alcohol you won’t get drunk.
The tweet suggested that it was not about the rotation of ministers. The government needs to provide, in addition to the human capital, other resources particularly the financial resource which is currently very scarce.
More: The Zimbabwe Mail