Newly-appointed Energy and Power Development Minister Soda Zhemu has for the first time spoken about his appointment and shared his vision for his newly acquired government job, Sunday News reports.
Zhemu was appointed to replace Fortune Chasi who was fired by President Mnangagwa a few weeks ago. Speaking to the publication, Zhemu said he would push President Mnangagwa’s vision by ensuring that there was energy in the country:
Obviously issues to do with electricity, energy and power are very critical. The President has enunciated the vision where we are looking at adequate and sustainable power generation. Obviously we will have to follow what has been put forward by the President in order to achieve the vision.
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I know certainly people are interested to know about issues about power because they are key enablers towards the achievement of Vision 2030. Talk of agriculture, mining, all the processes that we are looking at as a nation, power is a prerequisite. I will work harder to ensure that the vision is achieved but obviously it is a process.
Electricity issues have improved since the lockdown began in March. With ZRA also acknowledging that water levels at Kariba Dam have been stable for sometime.
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