Energy Regulation Board suspends operations at Puma Central Service Station, Kabwe


The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has announced the suspension of all retailing of petroleum products at Puma Central Service Station in Kabwe District of Central Province.

Public Relations Manager, Namukolo Kasumpa, said this followed numerous complaints received from customers who refueled from the site between 21st and 22nd February 2024.

Kasumpa in a statement issued in Lusaka on Friday stated that the directive was made pursuant to section 4 of the Energy Regulation Act No. 12 of 2019.

She said the Act mandated ERB to close any energy facility where there are safety and health concerns for the general public.

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“In collaboration with the Operator of the Service Station and the Zambia Police Service, through whom all complaints are being channelled currently, the ERB is expeditiously and diligently conducting a comprehensive investigation into the matter,” Kasumpa stated.

She warned that if found wanting,appropriate enforcement action would be taken against the erring licensed enterprise.

Kasumpa reiterated the Board’s commitment to protecting consumers and ensuring that they get quality energy products and services.

“In the event of petroleum safety and quality concerns, members of the public can contact the ERB,” she advised.

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