Fuel shortage affects operations in Rufunsa


A critical shortage of fuel at the only filling station in Rufunsa District has affected operations of government institutions and the community at large.

Rufunsa District Commissioner, Judith Chama told ZANIS today that the only filling station, Mount Meru has had no petrol and diesel since Friday and this has affected most departments and travellers.

The District Commissioner added that the fuel shortage has not spared operations of the business community as well.

Mrs. Chama however said people should not panic as government was working around to normalize the situation.

And Mount Meru Filling Station Rufunsa Manager, Selina Phiri confirmed that they have had no fuel from the long weekend to date but assured that things will normalize soon.

Ms. Phiri told ZANIS in a telephone interview that the tanker has already loaded both petrol and diesel and is expected any time soon.

And in another development, Police have picked up an unidentified body of a male who was bashed by a vehicle at Mulamba area along Great East Road.

Rufunsa District Commissioner, Judith Chama has said the unidentified body of a man believed to be from Lusaka who came to work in farms was bashed between 18:00 and 20:00 hours of yesterday and that she had to release her vehicle to pick the mutilated body to Mpanshya Hospital Mortuary as the police vehicle had no fuel.

She said the body is at Mpanshya’s St. Luke’s Mortuary and police are trying to find the relatives of the deceased who was only known as Kalubemba.