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ERB urges motorists to ignore fuel shortage rumours

Headlines ERB urges motorists to ignore fuel shortage rumours

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has urged motorists to ignore false fuel shortage rumours circulating on some social media platforms.

ERB Public Relations Manager Kwali Mfuni says motorists should ignore unofficial statements regarding the fuel supply situation and avoid panic buying as that would create an artificial shortage of fuel in the country.

This is after rumours of a purported looming fuel shortage circulating some social media platforms, which have potential to create panic and exert pressure on the country’s fuel supply chain.

‘’Such rumours are of great concern, particularly because the measures being put in place to address challenges affecting the steady supply of fuel, particularly diesel in some parts of the country in the recent past, are beginning to bear fruits, ’’Ms Kwali noted.

She indicated that recent official communication from ERB regarding the fuel supply situation in some parts of the country, has not only acknowledged some challenges but also highlighted engagements with concerned parties such as the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), transporters and Government agencies to resolve the fuel supply challenges in the affected areas.

Ms Kwali further stated that in order to avert an artificial strain on filling stations motorists are encouraged to desist from panic buying, as that has potential to disrupt normal supply of fuel.

‘’It should be emphasized that the co-operation of motorists is key to the restoration of normal fuel supply, in particular diesel, especially in those areas where challenges have been reported recently, ’’she said.

Ms Kwali added that ERB has temporarily waived the restriction on filing stations offloading petroleum products at night to avert any disruption in fuel supply.

‘’This is in addition to the waiver for petroleum tankers to move at night, which was effected on 29th April 2021 till further notice, ’’she said.

Ms Kwali also encouraged members of the general public to contact ERB on the Toll free number 8484 and inquire on any matters relating to the supply of fuel, or contact any ERB offices in Lusaka, Kitwe, Livingstone and Chinsali.

This is contained in a statement made available to the in last evening by ERB Public Relations Manager Kwali Mfuni.

11 COMMENTS

  1. So if the rumours are false why worry ERB….why don’t you ignore the rumours yourselves if everything is fully stocked? Every time such rumours have emerged they are followed by a ministerial statement stating that govt is doing everything possible to restore the situation of shortage.

  2. No timing for HH to sue is right, it is now. It is the last treason case in Zambia anyway, so close it now, very wise UPND.
    It will be bad to sue his own Attorney General, he risks impeachment for abuse of power.
    Wise thing for Edgar to call for dialogue and apologize to HH the 5 citizens.

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  3. We all know the tribal maggot who is is obsessed with faycebook and is always lying to his fellow tribal followers. Hh is giving genuine good tongas a bad name and reputation. Our tonga brothers and sisters if you genuinely believe in one Zambia one nation then we urge you to strongly condemn your fellow tribesman

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  4. Nostra…. – Where does it say HH in the article? Are you drinking and blogging again

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  5. YESTERDAY AND THE DAY BEFORE I MENTIONED THERE IS GOING TO BE A FUEL SHORTAGE TO BIERA NOT BEING PAID
    SO WHEN THE MINISTER SAYS IGNORE THE ROMOURS BEWARE THERE ARE PROBLEMS AHEAD

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  6. How do you ignore something that you are actually experiencing right now. ERB the government rubber stamp used primarily for fuel and electricity hikes should just be disbanded as it is a waste of taxpayers money. The same job that ERB does of hiking can be done by either the PS or the Minister.

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  7. How can you ignore the shortage? Just continue fullfilling the demand for fuel and
    That way the shortage will be ignored.Its like
    Telling people there is no shortage and yet
    You can’t find the commodity.

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