Fuel supply is slowly stabilizing in Luanshya district, with the petroleum product available at two filling stations, following a critical shortage in the last two days.
Luanshya district had experienced a fuel shortage the past two days following a protest by fuel tanker drivers who had refused to distribute the commodity countrywide, protesting the reduction of their allocation rates to match that of their foreign counterparts.
A spot check revealed that until this afternoon, only one out of the five filling stations in the district had petrol in stock while four filling stations were only open for Diesel and other services.
Some motorists have appealed to government to quickly address the situation which has seemed to be unpredictable in the recent past.
And the Luanshya Taxis Association representative Joseph Mfune appealed to the government to stabilize the situation which he said was negatively affecting the Taxi business that was dominantly dependent on the availability of patrol.
Mr. Mfune observed that unlike Buses which are propelled by Diesel, the Taxis were entirely dependent on the commodity to operate and that a stop in the supply chain negatively affected the business.
He explained that most of the taxi proprietors were running a hand to mouth business and that a slight shortage directly affected the food security and welfare and household level.
Government yesterday, through Minister of Energy Matthew Nkuwa assured the nation that the fuel shortage would normalize as Zambia had enough fuel in the country.
The local fuel transporter yesterday agreed to reduce their oil transporting rates following consultations with the Oil Marketing Companies.
If the whole of Luanshya can be stabilised by two Fuel Stations this should tell you how small the city is for you LT to be posting it on this site
There seem to be a lot of wheeler dealings in the Zambian oil industry – no constructive policy, rules changing by the day and too many hands and middle-men scrapping for a share of the lucrative market.
The evil prayers of upnd dogs haven’t been answered. We are back in action. No matter how many millions hh throws to try and disrupt our economy, takapite. The f00l will never rule this country. Why can’t he get it in his thick scruffy head. Hahahahahahahahahaha
stabilisation without economical backup ?
One filling station to have fuel is
A very big achievement.We are used to shortages.Even load shedding when we get power back it’s an achievement.
Useless lungu and his GRZ , give it 6 months , same problems…….
In 6 months there will be no elections, so it will be worse if lungu is still in power…….
THIS IS LIES LUANSHYA STILL STRUGGLING FOR FUEL
DECEIPT DECEIPT THE NAME OF PF =PATRIOT F00LS
My nephew lives in Luanshya and he confirmed just this morning there is NO fuel at any filling station! Typical PF lies. Hey KZ, can’t you send some fuel from your UK hideout?
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