EL Directs Energy Minister to Make Hospitals Priority

President Edgar Lungu has directed the Minister of Energy to prioritise power and water supply to hospitals and health centres effective midnight tonight.President Lungu says the effects of climate change that the country is experiencing are a serious source of concern for his government.He says climate change is a phenomenon that no country in the world can run away from, hence the need to fight its effects vigorously.The president said because Zambia has not been spared by the adverse effects of climate change, the onus is not only on government but all stakeholders to fight its effects.President Lungu said this when he opened the 4th Session of 12th National Assembly in Lusaka.Prior to his speech, the Head of State led parliament in observing a minute of silence for the late Katuba Member of Parliament Patricia Mwashingwele, who passed away on 2nd May, 2019.The theme for his address was ‘Accelerating Sustainable Development for a Better Zambia Amidst the Impact Of Climate Change.’The 4th session is expected to sit for 53 days from September 13th to 18th December, 2019. Post Views: 4
News Source: ZNBC

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