Energy Minister Mathew Nkhuwa says all the filling stations in the country will have enough fuel stocks before the end of this week.
Mr. Nkhuwa has assured the nation that consumers and the public should not panic since all filling stations will be serviced with enough fuel within the course of the week.
The Minister emphasized that the government and oil marketing companies are in total control of the situation.
He made the remarks shortly after conducting a tour of Puma Zambia Limited, Total Zambia Limited and Tanzania Zambia Mafuta TAZAMA fuel depots in Lusaka today.
Mr. Nkhuwa explained that the government is working closely with oil marketing companies to arrest the situation, an approach which he said is yielding positive results.
Meanwhile, Total Zambia Head of Retail and Digital Services Ernest Mfula and Puma Zambia Limited Terminal Manager Chinyemba Kalama both underscored that supply of fuel countrywide is stabilizing.
Mr. Mfula stated that 23 oil tankers offloaded fuel at the depot yesterday and by 15 hours today, 15 more tankers had offloaded the commodity.
Meanwhile, Tanzania Zambia Mafuta -TAZAMA Station Manager Moses Chipulukusu assured the Minister and his delegation that a number of oil tankers are offloading at the terminal.
Mr. Chipulukusu praised the government for removing VAT and other tax obligations on fuel importation saying this has improved the stocks.
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