The fuel shortage has persisted in Mongu District with vehicles queuing up for the commodity from as early as 06:00 hours.
A ZANIS crew that rushed to PUMA filling Station found a queue of not less than 100 vehicles.
Meanwhile, motorists in the district have called on Government to quickly intervene in the fuel shortage, adding that fuel contributes immensely to national development.
Francis Kawengo, a motorist, said the district has been experiencing fuel shortage for a week now. Mr. Kawengo added that the reduction in fuel pump prices would not be felt by motorists if the shortage continues. He said motorists were being taken back to the 1960’s where people used to queue up for commodities, adding that situations such as this should not happen 50 years after independence.
And PUMA filling station manager Molomba Safuluka said the filling station received 20,000 litres of fuel of which 10,000 litres was diesel and another 10,000 litres petrol, adding that the filling station was expecting one more tanker later. Mr. Safuluka said the situation would stabilise if other filling stations could be supplied with fuel. So far PUMA filling station is the only one with fuel- ZANIS