Articles tagged 'dzikamai mavhaire'

Nothing corrupt about solar tender: Mavhaire 28 March 2014 HARARE - Energy minister Dzikamai Mavhaire says there is “nothing corrupt” about expanding the number of bidders and implementation partners for a major solar tender project since Zimbabwe is in critical need of power. This comes as the Masvingo senator and the State Procurement Board (SPB) ha...
Mavhaire — ill-qualified, clueless 19 March 2014 HARARE - Dzikamai Mavhaire is one of the most ill-qualified ministers ever to be appointed by President Robert Mugabe to head such a crucial portfolio. Since his appointment to the ministry of Energy and Power Development last year, there has been increased load-shedding. He has a tall order t...
Govt 'mortgages' fuel assets 31 January 2014 HARARE - Government was this week expected to sign a commercial agreement with Mining, Oils and Gas Services (MOGS) over the construction of a $1 billion fuel pipeline, and the lease of current assets, in a move that has created schisms in President Robert Mugabe’s administration. The developm...
'Zesa board to be appointed when govt is ready' 24 January 2014 HARARE - Eneregy minister Dzikamai Mavhaire says a new Zesa Holdings (Zesa) board will be appointed as and when government is ready. This comes as the power utility’s previous board — led by Simbarashe Mangwengwende — was dissolved upon expiry of its tenure on December 31 last year. It was ...
No ethanol back-up: Mavhaire 21 January 2014 HARARE - Energy minister Dzikamai Mavhaire has admitted that government in its joint venture with Green Fuel had no backup plan in case of shortages of sugar cane for ethanol production. This comes as Green Fuel’s ethanol stocks diminished resulting in government backtracking on its December d...
Zim faces fuel crisis? 14 January 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe could experience intermittent fuel supplies as Green Fuel’s ethanol stocks are thinning, thus exposing the folly of government’s mandatory blending policy. This comes amid rising concern about the judiciousness of the August 2013 policy or directive, which has precipitated a ...
Govt to announce solar tender winners 8 January 2014 HARARE - Government is soon expected to announce two winning bids of the 100 megawatts (MW) solar projects tender aimed at improving power supply in the country, businessdaily has established. The winners were due to be announced in July 2013 by the then Energy minister Elton Mangoma but the p...
Minister in maintenance row 20 December 2013 HARARE - A maintenance case filed against Dzikamai Mavhaire, the Energy minister, failed to kick off yesterday after the couple opted for an out-of-court-settlement. The politburo member was last week summoned to appear before the Harare Civil Court over a $1 200 maintenance claim filed by his...
Power supply solution overdue 17 October 2013 HARARE - Parliamentarians' bold decision to summon Energy and Power Development minister, Dzikamai Mavhaire, to explain the erratic power supplies to factories and homes deserves full support from consumers that agonise daily over unpredictable cuts. Frustrations, stress and uncertainty engend...
Parliament summons Mavhaire 15 October 2013 HARARE - Energy and Power Development minister Dzikamai Mavhaire has been summoned to Parliament this week to explain the intensifying electricity shortages. The motion was moved by MDC legislators James Maridadi  of Mabvuku- Tafara and Gift Chimanikire of Southerton. The legislators have r...
Minister, we need answers now! 4 October 2013 EDITOR — Allow me space in your newspaper to express my displeasure at the Energy minister's indifference to the plight of electricity-starved Zimbabweans. The honourable minister addressed a press conference on the energy sector and I would have thought he would address the current power outa...
Energy minister should explain Zesa blackouts 3 October 2013 HARARE - Political and social commentators are calling on the new minister of Energy, Dzikamai Mavhaire to explain to the nation what is really happening in terms of power supply. Since the July 31 harmonised elections, power blackouts are increasing each day with the power utility promising m...
Power woes to ease end October 3 October 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe's power woes will ease by end of October, new Energy minister Dzikamai Mavhaire said yesterday. He said there will be relative load shedding after October, as Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) continues to undertake a scheduled maintenance pro...