Lukulu petrol crisis forcing officers to walk long distances to work


Lukulu District in Western Province has been hit by a shortage of petrol.

The fuel shortage, that has entered the third day today, has paralyzed business in the district.

One of the taxi drivers, Clifford Mukamba, told ZANIS that the shortage of fuel in the district has negatively affected his business, saying most of the vehicles have been packed due to lack of the commodity.

Mr Mukamba added that the fuel crisis has not just affected drivers but also officers in the district who have since been walking long distances to their work places.

He has since appealed to Lukulu Vuma Filling Station management to always refuel the tanks in good time before the commodity runs out of stock.

Meanwhile, Lukulu Vuma Filling Station Manager, Johns Sakachinyama, told ZANIS in an interview that the situation is being addressed as he was expecting to receive the commodity this evening.

Mr Sakachinyama assured that the truck bringing the commodity started off from Lusaka in the early hours of today.

A check by ZANIS at Vuma Filling Station in the district found that petrol was out of stock since Saturday while diesel was available.