Energy Forum Zambia Chairperson says Zambia’s Energy sector is still resilient.
Speaking at the Zambia High Commission in Pretoria South Africa were he led a South African delegation who came to give updates on their mining projects in Zambia Mr Johnstone Chikwanda says the sector has made steady progress despite the loss of about 300MW of Electricity due to reduced water levels in Lake Kariba.
Mr Chikwanda says Zambia has been taught lessons regarding consequences of over depending on hydro_electricity generation.
He says to that effect government has responded well by commencing efforts aimed at diversifying the energy mix.
He added that energy is the engine for economic growth and chance to other forms of large Scale energy generation which must be embraced to a deeper and wider extent.
He noted that to assist in unlocking the sector further government is encouraged to expedite the implementation of the energy sector reforms.
He disclosed that it is proof by the drafted bills in place that government is committed to transform the energy sector as contained in the 7th National Development Plan.
This is according to a statement issued to Smart Eagles by Zambia High Commission Pretoria South Africa First Secretary Press and Public Relations Naomi Nyawali.