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Fuel supplies improve for ZITF

by Staff reporter
24 Apr 2019 at 07:31hrs | Views
Fuel situation has improved in Bulawayo ahead of the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), which started yesterday.

A survey by the Southern Eye shows that fuel supplies have started to normalise with both diesel and petrol being available at most service stations around the city.

Over the past few weeks, fuel was in short supply resulting in long winding queues at most garages, forcing some motorists to buy the precious commodity at a premium from the black market.

Due to the fuel crisis, some motorists resorted to creating WhatsApp groups to update each other about garages that had commodity.

Motorists who spoke to the Southern Eye said they were happy that the situation had improved and most people can now go to work than spend most of their time queuing for the commodity.

Tshova Mubaiwa Association chairperson, Atlas Moyo said the fuel situation was normalising due to the ZITF.

"The situation is normalising as the petrol queues are becoming shorter than they were in the past weeks," Mubaiwa said.

Last week, government said it would provide enough fuel for the smooth running of the ZITF, revealing that it had paid for over 20 million litres to alleviate fuel shortages during the period.

Source - newsday

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