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Minister Jabulile Mashwama delivering her speech.

The Ministry of Natural Recourses and Energy has officially launched the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Swaziland (LPGSASWA). Speaking at the official launch at mountain inn Hotel, Minister Jbulile Mashwama said it was the Ministry’s goal that by 2022 all citizens of Eswatini have access to modern energy solutions to enhance sustainable economic development and improve the quality of life, in line with the nation’s vision and development agenda.
“Increasing the use of liquefied petroleum gas is therefore one of the pathways of ensuring that the country meets its global and local commitments,” she said. read article


Eswatini to attain 100% water and sanitation coverage

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Minister for Natural Resources and Energy Senator Jabulile Mashwama

"Today we are gathered in this wonderful venue to share ideas on how to ‘Strengthen the Enabling Environment for Achieving Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sustainable Goals’. Studies indicate that almost 2.5 billion people are without adequate sanitation facilities and about 663 million people lack access to an improved source of drinking water".Speaking at the Royal Swazi conference center, Minister for Natural Resources and Energy Senator Jabulile Mashwama shared this statistics during the official opening of the inter-country enabling environment capacity building workshop on accelerating access to basic sanitation, water and hygiene.

Minister Mashwama warmly welcomed the delegates attending the workshop at Ezulwini, “It is my singular honour and privilege to deliver these remarks on behalf of the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini and indeed on my own behalf,” she said. May I take this opportunity to welcome all our visiting delegates from the Kingdom of Lesotho, The Republic of Namibia and the Comoros and hope that you have enjoyed the Eswatini hospitality since your arrival in our beautiful country. We always believe that Eswatini is your second home away from home, Mashwama said.

Minister Mashwama outlined the important role played by Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) in the provision of potable water and Sanitation to the people. “SWA is a global multistakeholder partnership which catalyzes political leadership and improve accountability to achieve a sustainable vision of sanitation, water and hygiene for all,” she said. The Sanitation and Water for All provides a transparent, accountable and results-oriented framework for action based on a common vision, values and principles, she added.

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Minister Mashwama in a group photo with the delegates

UNICEF Representative Dr Alice Akungu making her remarks on behalf of UNICEF, said she sincerely appreciated the Government of Eswatini for accepting to host this very important meeting. The commitment shown by the Government through the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy and the Ministry of Health to spearhead the Sanitation and Water for All initiative in Eswatini, is highly valued, she said. Dr Akungu said the presence of the three key Ministries from Finance, Natural Resources and Energy and Health is a testament of the Government of Eswatini’s commitment to attain Sanitation and Water for All – in line with the SDG targets and indicators, the importance given in this area is also evident as outlined in His Majesty the King’s vision 2022, and the Ministries’ plans in the country’s efforts to attain Sanitation and Water for ALL in Eswatini, she said.

Download Minister Mashwama’s speech

Download UNICEF Representative Dr Alice Akungu’s speech


27/02/1018 - Nelspruit South Africa

 KOBWA celebrates 25 years of existence..

MINISTER of Natural Resources and Energy Jabulile Maswama has pointed

out a number of successes in the Komati Basin Water Authority (KOBWA) Project,

especially at a time when they celebrate a great milestone in its existence.

The Minister made this remarks at the 25th anniversay for KOBWA in Nelspruit South Africa. Swazi Observer



MNRE Scoopes the best Government laboratory of the year award...


The Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy Fuel Testing Laboratory (MNRE-FL) scooped the 2017 Best Government Laboratory of the year award during the inaugural National Quality Awards which were hosted by the Ministry of Commerce Industry and Trade at the George Hotel on the 27th October, 2017. read more...


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