Kambwili does not expect any fuel shortages

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Government says it does not expect to hear of any fuel shortages as there is enough fuel stock in the country.

 

And Tazama Operations Manager Webby Chanda stated that the country is safe in terms of fuel consumption adding that the number of imported fuel goes up on daily bases.

Chief Government  spokesperson Chishimba   Kambwili says he does not expect any fuel shortages in the country as the  essential commodity is enough to sustain the country.

ZANIS reports that  Mr Kambwili said this in Ndola today when he visited  Indeni and Tazama to find out the fuel situation.

He observed that Lusaka,  Livingstone and some other parts of the country have been experiencing  fuel shortage. He has since urged all oil marketing companies to uplift their stocks.

Mr. Kambwili,  who is also Information and Broadcasting Services  minister , said that fuel drives the country’s economy and without fuel business will come to an end.

” As you know fuel drives this country so without it  business will come to an end, “  He said.

And Tazama Operations Manager Webby Chanda stated that the country is safe in terms of fuel consumption adding that the number of imported fuel goes up on daily bases.

Mr Chanda observed that by 08:00hrs today the oil company received 36 tankers carrying imported fuel at the Ndola fuel terminal and 8 tankers in Lusaka.

He stated that each tanker carries 40.000 cubic litters of fuel adding that by now the terminals have received more tankers.

The operations manager further stated that the country’s fuel consumption is one thousand two hundred and that the country has one thousand seven hundred at the moment.

Speaking earlier Indeni Acting Director Valentine Mwila said that the ship carrying crude oil has docked in Dar es Salaam and that pumping at indeni will resume soon.

Meanwhile Mr Kambwili has summoned Multi Choice Zambia to his office on Thursday at 10:00hrs to discuss the increase of the DSTV monthly subscription.

He said when people complain it is the duty of government to call the concerned service provider and find an amicable solution.

For the past three days the service provider increased its charges by 30percent of its services.

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