Energy Minister Unsure If Fuel Situation In The Country Has Stabilised

The supply of fuel has generally stabilised over the past few days after long winding fuel queues resurfaced at service stations in Harare over the weekend.

The government has however remained cautious since the situation has not yet normalised in some parts of the country. In an interview with The Herald, the Minister for Power and Energy Development Joram Gumbo said:

Give us a week, and we would be able to determine whether the situation has stabilised or has gone down or there is still a trend to go up, but as it is right, some, it has stabilised.

But I think you are quite aware that because of logistical problems and because of the shutdown that took place last (week but one), some of the places which are further from Harare where these oil companies draw their fuel are still to deliver so that it can reach those distant places.

The country started to experience acute fuel shortages during the last quarter of 2018 as consumption surged while at the same time there was a scarcity of foreign currency.

More: The Herald

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