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Energy Minister Soda Zhemu's 2 years of empty electricity promises

29 Nov 2022 at 13:26hrs | Views
On 29 August 2020 Energy Minister Soda Zhemu told the nation that, "One of the power generating units at Hwange Thermal Power Station was fixed yesterday to boost the country's unity capacity by more than 150MW. Bear with us  🇿🇼 we will get the Hwange thermal power station working soon!"

Zhemu also promised us that the commissioning of Hwange unit 7 and 8 would end load shedding.

Zimbabwe is currently experiencing severe load shedding and it seems Soda Zhemu has not kept his promises or the job is beyond him.

In Zhemu we were promised a management expert who was going to turn things around at ZESA and ensure that the entity has management systems and structures that enable the delivery of electricity to the people.

The nation is currently in darkness and one wonders whether ZESA is having a hard time delivering power according to its mandate or the Minister has failed to play his part.

Surely someone has to take responsibility for failing to plan ahead. Someone has to take responsibility for the unending power cuts which are disrupting economic activity and development.

What is the official excuse now? How do we solve the problems and become energy self-sufficient the same way we are now self-sufficient in agriculture.

The systems being used in agriculture are working and bearing fruit for all to see but no fruits and progress where ZESA is concerned.

Soda Zhemu has made big mouth promises and he has failed to keep them. The appointing authority might need to look into his capability because the blame will soon come back to the appointing authority.

People need power for economic activity, Soda Zhemu and his team are letting the people down and equally letting down the new dispensation.

Source - Nicholas Ncube
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