MPs Demand Exclusive Fuel Service Stations

Members of Parliament have requested that there should be fuel service stations set aside for them exclusively where they can buy fuel to enable them to move without hindrance in the execution of their duties.

Speaking during a question and answer session in Senate on Thursday, Manicaland Senator Keresencia Chabuka (MDC-Alliance) asked Energy and Power Development Deputy Minister Magna Mudyiwa to explain what the Government was doing to ease the fuel situation. Said Chabuka:

Today is Thursday (and) tomorrow we are expected to check out (of hotels) and go to our respective constituencies; how do we get there?

Service stations with fuel are selling in United States dollars, yet we are paid in local currency. Most of the time, we have fuel coupons and most service stations would be selling in hard currency.

Senate Deputy President, Sen Mike Nyambuya, then weighed in, saying legislators were having a torrid time to access fuel. He said:

It will be useful to have a garage or service station where MPs could go and redeem their coupons.

Mudyiwa told the Senators that her Ministry has little control over privately-owned fuel service stations, except for PetroTrade, which her Ministry controls.

More: The Herald

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One Comment on “MPs Demand Exclusive Fuel Service Stations

  1. And what about the citizens who’s lives are being hindered due to the lack of availability of fuel? If the MPs are to get fuel stations that will give them access to fuel, why can the people that they are supposed to be working for not too get fuel stations at which they can access fuel?

    They must experience the same life that the people they serve experience so that they can understand the hardships and fix them, if they are removed from the experience they will no understand and will not resolve the problems.

    Not only do they already earn way too much money to understand the financial hardships, now they want to be removed from any experience??

    Their salaries must be put at the same level as the majority population, their suffering must be equivalent to the people in their constituency so that they can understand properly.

    They are not above the people they serve and they must not try to use their positions to get opulent lifestyles, they must serve with dignity and fairness or be removed from the position.

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