RESIDENTS FEARING FOR THE WORST AS FUEL PRICES GO UP
Written by yafmnews on January 14, 2019
Residents in Zvishavane say they fear that the economic situation will only get worse with the recent increase in the price of petrol and diesel.
Residents that spoke to Ya FM news reporter Takudzwa Mahove said they fear that they may start walking to work and they may also not afford basic commodities in the next few weeks.
President Emerson Mnangagwa on Saturday announced that government had reviewed upwards the pump price of petrol and diesel.
The president also warned criminals that have been misusing fuel that the law will take its course.
The Legislator for Vungu Constituency has urged government to ban the use of drums to buy fuel at service stations as it is disadvantaging other motorists.
In an interview with the media Honorable Omega Sibanda said it is unfair that some people are hoarding fuel at the expense of other motorists who sometimes spend days waiting to buy the precious liquid.
He added that big fuel consumers should have special direct allocations and should not access their fuel from service stations so that it does not disturb flow of vehicles at fuel points. He also highlighted that the chaos at service stations is worsening and could result in violence.