Minister of Energy Mr Fortune Chasi has rhetorically urged Zimbabweans to forget about electricity supply as the current power deficits have ludicrously increased.
Rudairo Dickson Mapuranga
Speaking through his Twitter handle, Chasi said that the country was going to power all fuel service stations with solar energy, a move which was regarded by many as a confirmation that electricity problems will not be dealt with anytime soon as the government has resorted to power critical sectors with solar energy.
The Minister said that all service stations will use solar energy and that includes the government-owned Petroltrade and Genesis energy.
“Service stations to go solar & to include solar charging ports. We will start with the government-owned ones – Petrotrade & Genesis” reads the tweet in part.
Citizens are now of the opinion that the nation has given up on thermal and hydropower and has since moved to solar for backup.