2018 budget should prioritise renewable energy: Chirisa

2018 budget should prioritise renewable energy: Chirisa

By Daniel Chigundu PROPORTIONAL Representation legislator Fanny Chirisa has called on Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo to prioritise renewable energy in his 2018 national budget as a way of reducing pressure on the environment. Owing to limited energy sources in the country, the majority of people have largely been turning to firewood which has resulted in depletion of forests and has health effects to women. Since independence, Zimbabwe has depended heavily on hydro and thermal power, but these sources have not been adequate to cover the entire country and at some…

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