Energy Expert Johnstone Chikwanda has lamented the long and tedious process for locals to  establish an investment in the energy sector.

Speaking during  Radio Christian Voice’s Chat Back Program this morning, Dr Chikwanda explained that the approval process is time constrained and needs to be revised.

He cited among the process stages, the six months required to secure an Environmental Impact Assessment Report from Zambia Environmental Management Agency ZEMA.

Dr. Chikwanda said the development is a setback for developing countries such as Zambia.