Wednesday, 20 October 2021

News — ESERA’S New Board of Directors

ESERA’S New Board of  Directors
Minister of Natural Resources and Energy with the new Board of Directors

The Minister of Natural Resources and Energy, Senator Peter Bhembe unveiled the new ESERA Board of Directors on the 11th August 2021.  For the first time in the history of the organization, the Minister announced a female Board chairperson, Ms Lungile Dlamini, the General Manager – Operations at the Central Bank of Eswatini.  He further announced that Ms. Dlamini’s deputy chairperson is Ms. Qhakazile Dlamini the Human Resources Manager at Eswatini National Provident Fund.  The rest of the Board members consist of

 1.  Ms. Zanele Mlambo    -           Member

2.  Mr. Luke Mswane        -           Member

3.  Ms. Susan Mordaunt    -          Member

4.  Mr. Mandla Vilakati     -            Member

5. Chief Maliwa Maziya    -           Member

6. Chief Mshikashika Ngcamphalala   -    Member

The Minister expressed that he is proud to introduce a Board that is gender balanced, with a mix of both youthful and seasoned people who have extensive experience in both the private and public sectors.

“This combination gives me confidence that the Board’s diversity will enhance its ability to provide the necessary direction to this dynamic Regulator, particularly in these challenging and critical times where energy remains at the very core of our survival and a vehicle to drive us into a bright future” he said. The Board Chairperson expressed her appreciation to the Minister for ensuring gender balance in the new Board of Directors, and particularly for the unconventional decision to appoint female leadership in the Board. 

ESERA’S New Board of  Directors
Board Chairperson - Ms Lungile Dlamini

She said that “we appreciate seeing a significant number of female members in the new Board, especially now in the month of August, which is women’s month and we applaud the Minister for a leadership approach that is sensitive to gender issues.” She further appreciated the Minister for ensuring continuity and institutional memory by reappointing some members of the Board. Dlamini further expressed the new Board’s gratitude to the previous Board of Directors for the milestones they achieved and pledged the current Board’s commitment to continue working with ESERA management towards addressing and resolving the national energy challenges that are facing Eswatini.

She said that “we appreciate seeing a significant number of female members in the new Board, especially now in the month of August, which is women’s month and we applaud the Minister for a leadership approach that is sensitive to gender issues.” She further appreciated the Minister for ensuring continuity and institutional memory by reappointing some members of the Board. Dlamini further expressed the new Board’s gratitude to the previous Board of Directors for the milestones they achieved and pledged the current Board’s commitment to continue working with ESERA management towards addressing and resolving the national energy challenges that are facing Eswatini.

ESERA’S New Board of  Directors
Board Deputy Chairperson - Ms Qhakazile Dlamini