Group picture of stakeholders during the conference

Minister of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining Hon. Aggrey Masi has called for reinforced collaboration and intensified efforts to improve the energy sector.

The Minister said this on 13th November, 2018 when he officially opened the energy conference themed ‘Building and Regulating a sustainable Energy Future: A case for the SADC Region’ held at the Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe.

 “Our common goal is to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, efficient, and modern energy. There is no better way to achieving this than through enhanced collaboration amongst various players, building the requisite infrastructures, and developing appropriate regulations and policies,” he said.

The conference jointly organised by Regional Electricity Regulators Association of Southern Africa (RERA), Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) and Bankers Association of Malawi (BAM) engaged high level officials from eleven members countries of the Southern African Development Community and beyond to discuss issues on sustainable energy.

At the conclusion of a series of events which run from 11th to 16th November, MERA was elected as the new chairperson of RERA in succession to Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority.  MERA will be deputized by Zambia’s Energy Regulation Board.