Kalulushi service station reopens

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—Total Filling Station in Kalulushi, which has not been in operation for the past three months due to lack of fuel, has resumed operations.

A named dealer was alleged to have failed to run the service station and caused it close down, forcing Kalulushi motorists to go to Kitwe for fuel and lubricants.

Total area manager, Margaret Nkula, has assured motorists in Kalulushi that the fuel crises would now be history as Total has now taken over until a new young dealership is found.

Mrs Nkula revealed the good news in Kalulushi today during a meeting with stakeholders held at the Council chamber.

She said the station has received 19,000 litres of petro and 10,000 litres of diesel and by tomorrow, a further 21000 litres of petrol and 14000 litres was expected.

Mrs Nkula said it was a serious situation where they had no choice as a company but to come in and take over the running of the filling station.

And speaking earlier, Kalulushi Mayor, Howard Simpemba, said there was erratic supply of fuel in Kalulushi in the past few months which had affected operations of most companies.

He said the PF government wanted peace, development and work.

The mayor said the filling station in Kalulushi did not only cater for the people in Kalulushi, but for Lufwanyama as well.