Sort out fuel shortage in Luapula – Mumba calls on govt

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Movement for Multiparty Democracy President Nevers Mumba has called on government to immediately sort out the perpetual fuel shortages in Luapula Province.

Dr. Mumba, who spent close to an hour waiting in queue at Amico filling Station for fuel at the only filling station with the commodity in Mansa, has said the PF Government should sort out the fuel crisis that has hit the province since 2012.

Dr. Mumba says people are spending more time waiting in queue trying to fill up their cars instead of being productive.

He has noted that it is also hypocritical of the Patriotic Front Government officials to continue subjecting people to long queues in search of fuel when they were the first people to line up with containers at filling stations whenever they was a shortage of the commodity when they were in opposition.

And the MMD leader, who freely mingled with other motorists as his entourage waited for their turn at the filling station, has charged it is further unacceptable for people to be spending hours at filling stations as if they do not have other things to do.

He notes that the crisis has gone on long enough hence the need for government to come in and find a lasting solution to the perpetual fuel crisis not only in Mansa but other towns in Luapula province.

Dr. Mumba, who is accompanied by party treasurer Mwansa Mbulakulima, Dr. Peter Machungwa, Luapula Province Provincial Chairlady Sophie Mwansa and her counterpart Malama Kapoloyo, is en-route to Kawambwa to celebrate the Umutomboko traditional ceremony of the Lunda people.

Meanwhile, motorists in Mansa have complained that they feel neglected by government as the fuel crisis has been going on for a too long.

And some Taxi drivers, who are said to be most affected, were seen mobbing a fuel attendant with containers said they are being forced to lineup with containers because it is quicker to be serviced.

They told the opposition leader to take the message to Lusaka and remind President Michael Sata that they voted for change to make things better.

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