MINISTER of Energy Peter Kapala says government is in a hurry to actualise the Zambia-Angola oil deal but notes that government-to-government negotiations take a bit of time because of diplomatic channels. In June this year, Kapala said the Angola-Zambia Oil Pipeline (AZOP) Project which was expected to be commissioned in a few years’ time will help reduce the cost of landed petroleum products in Zambia. In a statement, Kapala said he hosted stakeholders of the project at his office where they discussed plans to speed up implementation. And in an interview, Thursday, Kapala said a technical team had been sent to Angola to conduct some assessments on fuel pricing and logistics which shall be presented to Cabinet for approval. “Angola…...

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