Bulawayo City Council has suspended ambulance, refuse collection, attendance to water and sewer faults due to fuel shortages for the second time in just over two months.
In a statement on Thursday, Bulawayo Town Clerk Christopher Dube told residents that Council will not be able to offer them ambulance services as well as the collection of refuse and other services until the fuel situation improves. Said, Dube:
The City’s Fire and Emergency Services will be prioritising calls and responding to critical emergencies in terms of the following services; Road traffic accidents referred Council clinic maternity cases and public collapses. The public is advised to use alternative means until the situation improves.
The City of Bulawayo would like to advise residents that there may be an interruption in numerous services such as the collection of refuse, attendance to water and sewer faults due to fuel shortages. Residents are advised that Council is working on ensuring a speedy delivery of fuel supplies so as to resume normal services.
BCC issued a similar statement on 29 December last year. However, the suspension did not come into effect as the situation immediately returned to normalcy.