Johannesburg: After creating a protest in Pakistan due to the power crisis, now another country has declared a state of disaster due to the power crisis. This country is South Africa. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a “state of disaster” over the country’s energy crisis during his annual “State of the Nation” (SOTN) address in Cape Town. The announcement comes 10 months after the country’s declared ‘state of calamity’ was lifted due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The president told how South Africa will face this crisis
Ramaphosa announced that an Energy Minister would be appointed to deal with the matter more effectively and immediately. He said the new minister will take over the work of the National Energy Crisis Committee and examine all aspects to deal with the energy crisis. He said: ‘The energy crisis is an existential threat to our economy and social fabric. We should implement these measures immediately without delay.
In his speech on Thursday night, in addition to the power supply crisis, he mentioned various challenges, such as unemployment, crime and violence. The president also admitted in his state of the nation address that there was a time when he considered leaving office, but the efforts of former president Nelson Mandela inspired him to continue in office.
The energy crisis is also deepening in Pakistan
Previously, the energy crisis had also deepened in Pakistan. Here the electricity sector has also been affected by the economic crisis. Many cities remain plunged in darkness for hours. Not only this, apart from the electricity sector, other sectors such as the gasoline, diesel and oil industry in Pakistan have also been affected by the economic crisis. Especially the lack of electricity has affected the industries of Pakistan.
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