VIDEO: South Africa's minister of electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, mocked for dancing in public KossyDerrickBlog KossyDerrickEnt


Your favourite Entertainment Blog for trending Gist, Celebrity News and gossip, food and Hollywood Celebrity news. For advert and sponsored post, contact: [email protected]


Breaking News

Search This Blog

Before you used this banner


Tuesday, March 7, 2023

VIDEO: South Africa's minister of electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, mocked for dancing in public

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it that South Africa's minister of electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, mocked for dancing in public.

South Africa's president has appointed the country's first electricity minister in an effort to address the unprecedented power shortages there.

Kgosientsho Ramokgopa's most pressing task will be to end the daily blackouts, which can last up to 15 hours a day.

He will also have to deal with allegations of corruption at the state-run energy giant, Eskom.

The outages have been badly affecting homes and businesses for months. A state of disaster was declared in February, giving the government additional powers to resolve the crisis with less bureaucracy, regulation and extra funds.

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the new electricity ministry on Monday as part of a cabinet reshuffle that also saw the appointment of a new deputy president, Paul Mashatile, and the creation of a department to look at the government's performance.

Mr Ramaphosa said that the most urgent task was to "drastically reduce the severity of load shedding in the coming months" - referring to the system of rolling blackouts that the country has lived under for many years.

"The appointed minister will have political responsibility, authority and control over all critical aspects of the energy action plan," he added. Ramokgopa also served a brief stint in the Gauteng provincial legislature as MEC for economic development, agriculture and the environment under Premier David Makhura. However, he only held that position for less than five months.

It was said that he resigned so that a woman could take his position in line with the ANC's internal rules about gender parity in government structures.

In his address to the nation on Monday night, Ramaphosa said the immediate task of the new minister of electricity was to drastically decrease load shedding in the coming months and ensure that the full action plan was implemented.

Ramaphosa said that the new Cabinet was “determined and committed”.

The primary task of new minister was to severely reduce load shedding and effectively oversee the energy crisis response.

Ramaphosa said that, in addition to declaring the country’s electricity crisis a national state of disaster, he would also authorise Ramokgopa to have authority and control over the energy action plan.

Information reads: "meet Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, Minister of Electricity. A qualified Civil Engineer is expected to solve electrical issues."

No comments:

Advertise With Us