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GOVERNMENT INCONSISTENCY - MEDIA STATEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Posted Sep 02, 2015

MEDIA STATEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

18th July 2015

GOVERNMENT INCONSISTENCY 

We have come to learn more about government inconsistency in handling serious issues that affect the nation. Government bought the crude oil from GUNVOR without any inspections to whether  the crude oil was of the best quality for importation  into Zambia, this was not until  the crude oil damaged some machinery at INDEN  REFINERY in Ndola.

And after setting up investigations to what caused the damage it was discovered the crude oil was contaminated. This left us wondering how serious our government is in handling serious issues that affect the majority Zambians.

Though Gunvor the supplier of the crude oil has accepted the responsibility but we still feel government lucks seriousness   in handling things of national interest that affect majority Zambians.

Even when government has now issued a statement saying in future they will send experts from the Ministry of Energy to inspect anything of such kind before the oil is imported into the country. This statement by government makes sense but lucks merit and only shows the inconsistency of government.

Does it have to take something to be damaged for government to think of sending experts next time!  Why didn’t government not send officials from the ministry before the contaminated oil was brought into the country all the way from where it was procured?

We urge government   to be taking issues of national interest seriously because of the impact some of these issues may have on the economy and the Zambian people.

ISSUED BY

Mabvuto. T. Mwanza

Secretary General

NAREP.