Chavuma motorists still incur high fuel costs

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–Motorists in Chavuma district of North-western Province have called on fuel dealers in the area to consider reducing prices of petrol and diesel following the price adjustment on all petroleum products.


The motorists observed that the fuel dealers in the district have not reduced fuel prices even though the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) reduced fuel prices.


In Chavuma one litre of petrol is sold at K12.50 whilst a litre of diesel costs K12.


But when reached for a comment, the fuel traders said their prices cannot be regulated because they incur a lot of costs on transporting the commodity from Solwezi to Chavuma.


Speaking on behalf of the other fuel dealers in the district, Bubble Kamwanga said they pay about K3,000 to transport petroleum products from Solwezi to Chavuma and that selling the commodity at the prices recommended by ERB would be at a loss to them.


Chavuma has had no service station from the time it was declared a district in 1996.