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People voluntarily assist ZESA, no one is forced says Govt

People voluntarily assist ZESA, no one is forced says Govt

The government says no one is forced to assist ZESA to come and attend to faults, adding that those who do so normally volunteer on their own.

There are several residents from various suburbs in the country who have been asked to contribute various amounts of money to enable ZESA to attend to their faults.

Some have actually contributed towards buying of transformers, transformer oil and other service parts.

In most cases, it is ZESA workers who relay the message that residents must contribute towards getting their service restored.

However, answering a question from Makoni Central legislator Honourable David Tekeshe in the National Assembly, Energy Minister Zhemu Soda said people are assisting ZESA out of their own will and benevolent.

‘’That is not Government policy where people are now expected to buy fuel and donate their cars for ZESA technicians to use for repairs or any work related to electricity. This is witnessed especially from farmers.

‘’The farmers kindly ask for technicians to come and assist them by sending transport so that they immediately attend to their problem because sometimes they are told that technicians would have gone out to attend to other faults.

‘’What is happening now is that for any technician, who volunteers to do such job, they are supposed to sign a document that they are volunteering to offer those services as well as fuel to ZESA and this is for accountability purposes.

‘’People are not forced to do that but they do it voluntarily. What is happening right now is, those who volunteer to assist ZESA are supposed to complete those documents and there should be supervision to ensure that work is properly done.

‘’Sometimes ZESA workers may also go to ZESA and claim that they used their own fuel after being given that fuel by the customer. I thank you,’’ he said.

People voluntarily assist ZESA, no one is forced says Govt

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