President Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera says the problem of fuel shortages being experienced in some parts of the country will ease up following the purchase of 6 million liters of the commodity.
President Chakwera said this at Malawi Investment Summit taking place at Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe.
Addressing the issue of fuel shortages that has affected the country in the last couple of weeks, President Chakwera assured Malawians that his government is in control of the situation and things will normalise soon.
President Chakwera indicated that part of 6 million liters was already being brought into the country.
“So, as we speak, we have 6 million liters being brought into the country, while the same time we have doubled the daily distribution of the product we already have in our reserves to ease the burden, and I want to thank all Malawians for their patience as we attend to this problem as a matter of urgency,” said President Chakwera.
The Malawi leader acknowledged that the fuel scarcity has greatly affected businesses and life in general but his government is tirelessly working around the clock to address the problem which has been caused by forex shortages.
“I know the current shortage of fuel is adversely affecting manufacturing, businesses, work and domestic life, and I want to assure you that we agree seized of this matter to ensure that there is product in the service stations in short terms while we work the long forex issues that are the root of this problem,” he said.
Further, President Chakwera revealed that government has doubled the daily distribution of fuel in order to ease the problems being experienced in the service stations.
Last week Focus on Africa predicted that African countries will be affected by which will affect the importation of basic commodities such as fuel.