Queues Are Evidence There Is Fuel In The Country- Energy Minister

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In an interview with The Herald yesterday, Energy and Power Development Minister Joram Gumbo said the unending queues for fuel are evidence that there is indeed fuel in the country.

He said fuel companies are getting 4,1 million litres of diesel per day and 3,8 million litres of petrol a day. Said Gumbo:

There is an unprecedented demand of fuel in the country. What baffles me is fuel companies are getting the normal supplies, but there are unending queues. The queues are, however, evidence that there is indeed fuel in the country. We require 4,1 million litres of diesel per day and 3,8 million litres of petrol a day and that is what the fuel companies are getting. We had asked the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to raise the foreign currency allocation to $32 million per week to meet the rising demand up from the $20 million it was previously allocating, but access to forex has been a challenge.

More: Herald

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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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2 comments

  1. Long Queue Reply

    this guy is uneducated, how does long queues translate to “there is fuel in the country ” ,?Or is this a typo? quite the opposite long queues mean product is in high demand but not enough is being supplied FAST enough to the customers, he should stop driving when he passes some of these queues and actually ask why people are in those queues , cause some queues people just join in anticipation of fuel coming not that there is fuel! people are sleeping in queues waiting for fuel mr Minister!

  2. MONDY MOYO Reply

    If there are no queues and fuel is there at the garages that’s when we know there is NO CRISIS and fuel is there. This MINISTER thinks he is talking unschooled Zimbabweans. Why not just say RBZ owes the TRADERS quite a mouthful. The fuel is there at MSASA but cannot be accessed because of MILLIONS now being owed. Multi national Companies like TOTAL/PUMA are managing at the benevolence of their HEADOFFICES BUT soon the wheels will come off. IN FACT these wheels have come off.

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