FORMER energy minister David Mabumba says load shedding is a necessary evil for the country. In an interview, recently, Mabumba argued that even countries like South Africa which had invested massively in the electricity sub-sector still faced the problem. “Under any normal circumstances, even in countries like South Africa which have made huge investments in the electricity sub-sector in the last few years have never run out of load shedding. Because at times within the electricity sub-sector, it is a necessary evil which you can’t run away from. And when you check the countries within the region, when you go to Malawi, there’s load shedding. For them, it may even be worser than we are. And this is why I…...

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