• The current supply disruption in supply was due to the industrial action undertaken by some tanker drivers.
• Deliveries could not be made as scheduled.
• There is no impending fuel price adjustment contrary to speculations.
The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) says normal supply of fuel has commenced following a resumption of operations by Petroleum tanker drivers after days of disruption in the supply chain.
ERB Public Relations Manager Kwali Mfuni however told Money FM News that regular supply of the commodity is expected to be restored in Lusaka by Mid-day on Tuesday 6th April, 2021 while for the rest of the country by Thursday April 8, 2021.
Ms. Mfuni reassured the nation that there are adequate fuel stocks in the country, stating that the current supply disruption is as a result of the industrial action by some tanker drivers.
“Energy Regulation Board wishes to caution members of the public against panic buying of fuel as there are adequate stocks of fuel in the country. Normal supply of fuel has commenced.”
“It should be noted that the current supply disruption in supply was due to the industrial action undertaken by some tanker drivers, and in this regard, deliveries could not be made as scheduled,” Ms. Mfuni revealed.
And Ms. Mfuni disclosed that there is no impending fuel price adjustment contrary to speculations by some members of the public of a purported fuel price increment.
“Therefore fuel prices remain the same countrywide,” she stated.
Meanwhile, some fuel service stations have started receiving normal supply as revealed by a survey conducted by Money FM News.
Friday Kapesa, a Supervisor at Northmead Total Filling Station said in an interview that the fuel situation stabilized yesterday in the afternoon and business is now back to normal.
“At the moment everything is now normal, because we have Diesel and Petrol. We started receiving yesterday around 09 hours, we started with Diesel then after 30 minutes we received Petrol, and after another 30 minutes we receive Petrol again and low Sulphur. So business is now back to normal,” Mr. Kapesa said.