Gerald Kampanikiza, News Reporter
BLANTYRE – Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority has said fuel stockout at a normally functional service station with valid dealership agreements should be considered as temporary and not a cause for panic.
According to MERA, this year Malawi has been experiencing occasional fuel supply interruptions emanating from logistical and operational challenges facing fuel importers.
“The setbacks include forex access challenges and tropical cyclones damage to fuel routes,” reads part of information shared by MERA.
The information then said despite these challenges, the country recieves substantial voulumes of fuel on daily basis.
“Licenced importers and all stakeholders in the fuel supply chain remain committed to minimising stockouts and ensuring continuity of supply,” it added.
MERA therefore said they appreciates stakeholders cooperation and the general public’s understanding and trust in the coordinated efforts of the fuels sector.