Govt To Ban Jerry Cans, Drums, Fuel Containers At Service Stations – Energy Minister

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Minister of Energy and Power Development, Joram Gumbo has said that the government will issue a directive to service stations to stop serving people who come with jerry cans, drums and other fuel containers as this was contributing to artificial shortages. The Minister also warned service stations that if they demanded foreign currency, their licences were going to be withdrawn. In an interview with the Chronicle, the Minister said,

Those using tanks, drums and jerry cans all, those forms of containers should stop and we are sending out inspectors and the Zimbabwe Republic Police and if anybody is going to be found maybe overcharging or using drums might have their licences withdrawn. We are not going to allow that…We also had to warn some of the companies that we heard were demanding forex for fuel because it’s not their responsibility because the forex that we use to buy fuel from Msasa or Mabvuku or international companies is sourced by Government. So, there is no point in an individual company demanding payment for fuel in foreign currency and some of them were saying they were only serving their clients with coupons from their companies that should not happen.


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Joram Gumbo

Joram Macdonald Gumbo is a Zimbabwean politician who is a member of the ZANU-PF party. Gumbo is the Minister of Energy and Power Development. He is the Member of parliament for Mberengwa West Constituency. Gumbo was re-elected in the 2018 harmonized election after getting 10... Read More About Joram Gumbo

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6 comments

  1. Taneta nemitemo Reply

    Some decisions ka. So Dr minister, we bring our generators to the service station

    • Incredulous Reply

      True this is not in order. Expecting us to bring generators and lawnmovers and to push empty vehicles to the service station. This is encouraging the police force to loot in the name of a directive.

  2. Umlimi Reply

    How will farmers get their fuel???? Apa, we are at the peak of our land preps, do we need to drive our tractors into town, to fill up? Guys, fungaiwo before mataura zviro zvenyu izvi please.

  3. George Reply

    Zanu is clueless u can draw that conclusion from the calibre of ministers they appoint. Instead of finding a permanet solution to fuel shortages u are talking of jerry cans !! Kkkk u have revealed yo foolishness and cluelesness to the nation which is supposed to be rergarding u with high esteem as minister.

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