Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has announced the appointment of Deputy Minister of Transport, Fortune Chasi, as the new minister of energy, as the country continues to face rotational power cuts and fuel shortages.
Former Minister of Energy Joram Gumb has been reassigned to a newly created position in the president’s office.
Gumbo had repeatedly blamed fuel shortages on the limited availability of foreign currency, saying this meant the country could not meet its import requirements for both diesel and petrol.
Zimbabwe imported $36.4m worth of petrol and $60.6m worth of diesel in February, but this fell short of requirements.
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