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ALL CITIZENS OF ESWATINI TO HAVE ACCESS TO MODERN ENERGY SOLUTIONS BY 2022

The Ministry of Natural Recources and Energy has officially launched the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Safety Association of Swaziland (LPGSASWA). Speaking at the official launch at mountain inn Hotel, Minister Jabulile 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.

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group photo of the members of the association with Minister Jabulile Mashwama


Minister Mashwama, said this initiative aligns with global initiatives such as the sustainable energy for all initiative (se4all) and the Paris agreement on climate change, which are vigorously promoting universal access to clean, sustainable and modern energy solutions. “The kingdom of Eswatini is aligned and fully committed towards these initiatives,” she said.
The Minister highlighted that Government is committed in playing its role in creating an enabling environment for the increased uptake of clean fuels such as LPG in the country. “It is however crucial for all stakeholders, particularly the LPG suppliers who represent the private sector, to take a bold step and take the lead in this initiative,” she said.

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Minister Mashwama being shown how to operate a gas heater.            Chairman of the association Tony Coster explaing to the Minister. 

                                                                    

              


The Chairman of LPG Association Tony Coster said the newly formed association will educate the public on safe use of the LPG. Coster said the association will use the media among other platforms to educate the public. Coster said he has noted with concern the incidents of people who died while using LPG in the country. “It was long overdue forming the association and the public lacked awareness on uses of LPG,” He said.


Members of the Association:
Tony Coster - Chaiman
Lyle Levendale- Treasurer
Andre Botha- Secretary
Gordon Narayando- Member
Ayanda Motsa- Member


OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION ARE TO:-
•    BUILD AWARENESS ON THE SAFE USE OF LPGAS;
•    ESTABLISHING AND STRENGTHENING OF RELATIONSHIPS WITH STRATEGIC PARTNERS INCLUDING GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR;
•    ESTABLISH REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS TO LEARN BEST PRACTICES ON SAFETY, AWARENESS RAISING AND STRATEGIES FOR MAKING LPG EASILY ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE TO THE INDIVIDUAL SWATI.

 

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explaing the deferent products which were on display.


Advisory Mission on the Development of the Regulatory Infrastructure for Radioactive Sources in Swaziland by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

 


Swaziland through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy hosted a  Mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the development of regulatory infrastructure for radiation sources in the country.  The Acting Principal Secretary Ms. Cebile Nhlabatsi officially opened the workshop held at the Happy Valley Hotel, Ezulwini, Swaziland, which ran from the 9th to the 11th January, 2018. The main focus of the Mission was to assess the current status on the regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety in Swaziland.


Agency Overview
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an organization within the United Nations family which is the international center for cooperation in the nuclear field thus promoting the use of nuclear science for the purposes of peace and development in the world. The Agency works with its member states and multiple partners worldwide to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies. The Agency also has diverse assistance and programmes to assist member states in the form of funding, advice and training. Swaziland has been a member of the IAEA since the 15th February, 2013. The programmes offered by the organization focuses to at least nine (9) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which include SDG number 7; "Sustainable energy for all" for which Swaziland has already been awarded a project on Energy Planning and Economics by the IAEA to the amount of USD120 615.



Presentations and Technical Advice
The IAEA experts gave presentations on a wide range of aspects of radioactivity, including the safety, standards, types, uses and the need for regulatory programme to control radiation sources. The most important presentation made was on the establishment of the national radiation safety infrastructure in accordance with the IAEA safety standards. The country was strongly advised to improve its regulatory infrastructure for controlling the use of radiation sources by establishing and strengthening the regulatory control of radiation sources in order to keep up with emerging issues and international trends. The Agency further offered much appreciated assistance in the form of funding, training and advice towards this activity.
Productive deliberations also took place with a number of stakeholders from the Public and Private Sector, National Security Forces and Universities which included;
I.    The University of Swaziland;
II.    Swaziland Christian University;
III.    Swaziland Environment Authority;
IV.    Ministry of Health;
V.    Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy;
VI.    Ministry of Agriculture;
VII.      Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
All these stakeholders made presentations and were all given expert advice by the IAEA Mission on how to improve projects and the type of assistance the IAEA could provide.


Energy Planning Project
For specific reference to the energy sector, the project currently being funded by the Agency will run over the next two years for Development of Comprehensive Energy Planning Tools and Capacity Building. The Overall objective of the project is to improve energy planning for informed policy formulation in Swaziland
The project is shaped in two forms: - Provision of Energy Planning tools by the IAEA, and - Capacity Building in effective use of planning tools, which shall be in the form of “On-the-job training” for government officers.

Advisory Mission on the Development of the Regulatory Infrastructure for Radioactive Sources in Swaziland by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
Swaziland through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy hosted a  Mission from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the development of regulatory infrastructure for radiation sources in the country.  The Acting Principal Secretary Ms. Cebile Nhlabatsi officially opened the workshop held at the Happy Valley Hotel, Ezulwini, Swaziland, which ran from the 9th to the 11th January, 2018. The main focus of the Mission was to assess the current status on the regulatory infrastructure for radiation safety in Swaziland.
Agency Overview
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is an organization within the United Nations family which is the international center for cooperation in the nuclear field thus promoting the use of nuclear science for the purposes of peace and development in the world. The Agency works with its member states and multiple partners worldwide to promote the safe, secure and peaceful use of nuclear technologies. The Agency also has diverse assistance and programmes to assist member states in the form of funding, advice and training. Swaziland has been a member of the IAEA since the 15th February, 2013. The programmes offered by the organization focuses to at least nine (9) Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), which include SDG number 7; "Sustainable energy for all" for which Swaziland has already been awarded a project on Energy Planning and Economics by the IAEA to the amount of USD120 615.

Presentations and Technical Advice
The IAEA experts gave presentations on a wide range of aspects of radioactivity, including the safety, standards, types, uses and the need for regulatory programme to control radiation sources. The most important presentation made was on the establishment of the national radiation safety infrastructure in accordance with the IAEA safety standards. The country was strongly advised to improve its regulatory infrastructure for controlling the use of radiation sources by establishing and strengthening the regulatory control of radiation sources in order to keep up with emerging issues and international trends. The Agency further offered much appreciated assistance in the form of funding, training and advice towards this activity.
Productive deliberations also took place with a number of stakeholders from the Public and Private Sector, National Security Forces and Universities which included;
I.    The University of Swaziland;
II.    Swaziland Christian University;
III.    Swaziland Environment Authority;
IV.    Ministry of Health;
V.    Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy;
VI.    Ministry of Agriculture;
VII.      Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
All these stakeholders made presentations and were all given expert advice by the IAEA Mission on how to improve projects and the type of assistance the IAEA could provide.
Energy Planning Project
For specific reference to the energy sector, the project currently being funded by the Agency will run over the next two years for Development of Comprehensive Energy Planning Tools and Capacity Building. The Overall objective of the project is to improve energy planning for informed policy formulation in Swaziland
The project is shaped in two forms: - Provision of Energy Planning tools by the IAEA, and - Capacity Building in effective use of planning tools, which shall be in the form of “On-the-job training” for government officers.


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