Uniform fuel prices, an economic set back says PF
Party Youth Committee Secretary, Eric Chanda said the idea is welcome but government should have settled for a lower pump price as opposed to increasing fuel in Lusaka and the Copperbelt.
Mr Chanda said the MMD should realize that the country’s production and the economic industries are based in Lusaka and the Copperbelt.
He explained that the uniform fuel price which has been settled across the country has become like increasing the price of fuel in Lusaka and the Copperbelt.
Mr Chanda this would result in increasing the cost of production in Lusaka and the Copperbelt, making it difficult for industries in the two provinces to produce as expected.
He added that the costs in transport will also increase in Lusaka and the Copperbelt respectively.
He expressed doubt as to whether the MMD government understands the country’s economic indicators, adding that the country will not make any development strides with this kind of thinking by those in authority.