New Fuel Queues: Govt Unconvincingly Says Fuel Price Not Going Up
The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Zera) has said the country has enough fuel stocks for the market and Government will not increase its prices in the near future.
As such, there is no need for panic.
This comes as rumours have been circulating that another fuel price hike is looming, triggering panic buying, especially in Harare, resulting in limited supplies and queues re-emerging.
Zera acting chief executive officer Eddingtom Mazambani said the shortages that were experienced last week were a result of supply gaps that have been closed by the fuel supply inflows.
“The fuel supply in the country is stable and the public should not panic based on false statements that the fuel prices are due to be significantly reviewed,” he said.
“Government has put in place enough financial facilities to ensure that there will be enough fuel stocks to cater for current demand.
“There is no need for panic buying. The country has adequate stocks. Zera is constantly monitoring the supply and consumption pattern while the financial side is being resolved by the Central Bank.”
Last month, the Government reviewed the diesel price to $3,11 from $1,30 per litre, while petrol was increased to $3,31 from $1,40.
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