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Tuesday, 30 October 2007

ERB scores...on the website!

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has a very good website. You can access it here, and it has also been added under the "statutory bodies" sidebar. Its particularly encouraging to see the ERB publish their consultation on the ZESCO proposed charges. Its a bit late now to respond (3rd October was the deadline) but you can access it here for information. Thanks to MrK for bringing the site to our attention.

The thing about the ERB is that it actually has real powers to act independently, unlike other statutory bodies e.g. Communications Authority of Zambia (CAZ) or even the hapless Environment Council of Zambia. The latter cannot even preside on environmental matters relating to Mines who have signed mineral agreements, according to the
SCIAF and Mine Watch Reports. Unfortunately, because the Minister appoints the ERB board....well you get the idea. Reading the proposed ICT Bill, CAZ is headed the same way in terms of 'independence'.

2 comments:

  1. so actually what score are we taliking about. i canno even acsess the website for christ's sake

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  2. Yes. It is unfortunate.

    Must be the power cuts!

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