GOVERNMENT WORKING ON REGULATORY FRAMEWORK FOR THE GAS SECTOR

Written by on July 4, 2019

Government has started installing a fuel tracking system to monitor the movements of fuel on the market.

Addressing journalists earlier in the week Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the system is part of measures to reduce rampant business malpractices in the sector.

Speaking at the same press briefing Energy and Power Development Minister Fortune Chasi said the fuel monitoring system will improve transparency in the fuel sector.

He added that government is coming up with a regulatory framework for the gas sector.

The load shedding exercise has seen many resorting to Liquefied Petroleum Gas, and suppliers of gas have hiked prices taking advantage of the surge in demand. In Zvishavane retailers are charging $12.85 per kilogramme.

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The Ministry of Home Affairs says it is facing an increasing backlog of passport applications owing to the unavailability of foreign currency and obsolete machinery.

In a statement on it official twitter handle the Ministry of Information said the Home affairs Ministry is currently working with treasury address the matter.

It went on to reveal that Treasury has already paid US $591 000 to procure three state-of-the-art high capacity additional printers. This will raise production from the current 3 000 passports a day to 8 000.

The Ministry added that decentralization of registries is also underway.

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Gweru City Council says the city is now left with at least 6 weeks of water supply, as water levels in the main dam Gwenoro have fallen to 8 per cent.

In an interview City Acting Director of Finance Owen Masimba said plans to migrate pumping to second dam Amaphongokwe are underway.

Gweru Residents and Ratepayers Association Chairperson Cornelia Selipiwe says the looming water crisis could have been avoided. He urged council should improve its billing system, as it rolls out the supplementary budget.

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