Minister of Energy Newton Kambala has called upon Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) to be more efficient and ensure transparency in its undertakings.

The minister made the remarks when he visited MERA offices in Lilongwe on 15 July 2020.

“Expectation is high both locally and internationally and government wants the energy regulator to be up to the task, enforce performance and standards, and facilitate increased access to energy,” said the minister.

He further advised MERA to provide regular reports and updates to the ministry and the public respectively to ensure transparency and increased understanding of MERA’s activities.

MERA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Collins Magalasi reaffirmed MERA’s commitment to regulate the energy sector in a fair, transparent, efficient, and cost-effective manner for the benefit of consumers and operators.