Zambia committed to accelerating energy sector reforms – Bowa
By LUCY PHIRI
ENERGY Regulation Board (ERB) board chairperson Reynolds Bowa says Government is committed to accelerating the energy sector reforms to support the energy transition and manage pathways to sustainable alternative forms of energy.
Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Zambia’s Acting High Commissioner to South Africa Inonge Mwenya, Mr Bowa said there was need to have reforms aimed at improving the current regulatory framework in line with the emerging global and regional trends.
He said while in South Africa, his team would meet the National Energy Regulator of South Africa and other stakeholders for benchmarking purposes by learning best practices and how their counterparts have overcome challenges in the sector.
Mr. Bowa said Zambia’s participation in such meetings is important because it gives an opportunity to share knowledge with entities which have vast experience in the sector.
He said information and knowledge sharing between the two countries is vital as it would lead to enhancing efficiency and increased investment opportunities in the new energy.
And in welcoming the ERB delegation, Ms. Mwenya reiterated the Mission’s commitment to continue playing its part in ensuring enhanced ties between Zambia and South Africa in various areas.
Ms. Mwenya expressed confidence that the timely visit would indeed provide a platform for both entities to benefit from the collective wealth of experience within the energy regulation space.
She reiterated the Mission’s commitment to continue playing its part in ensuring enhanced ties between Zambia and South Africa across various areas, including energy.
A series of engagements have been lined up so that the two countries can share their best practices.