Interest groups have accused Infrastructure and Energy Minister, Belinda Balluku, of causing a significant economic detriment to the domestic business.

According to them, Balluku is favoring the import of electricity and hindering the development of clean energy from sun and wind.

They add that if the department allows renewable energy to be added to the network, this will significantly reduce import spending.

They called for a deadline for resolving the deadlock, at a time that renewable energy has become the subject of recent protection because of environmental acts.

Renewable energy producers themselves are clients who produce photovoltaic technology in part or for all their energy needs.

They want to inject surplus energy into the distribution network to contribute to the supply for the country.