The dark days of shortage of fuel might be upon us once again, a captain in the Petroleum industry has disclosed.
According to the source who did not wish to be named, Malawi faces a heavy blow of fuel shortage as the country is said to be running out of stock due to the attacks on trucks in Mozambique.
A week ago, Mozambique rebels blocked a Malawian tanker belonging to Petroleum Importers Limited along with other six trucks before setting them on fire.
Later, the militants set fire to a Malawian tanker that had 36,000 litres to supply in the fuel pumping stations of the country.
The development has since brought fears of fuel shortage crisis as reports reveal that the country has fuel that will only cater for 21 days.
However, Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) acting chief executive officer Elias Hausi has disclosed that authorities are working around the clock to ensure the problem is solved.
Malawi has since set plans to start transporting fuel using routes in Tanzania and Zimbabwe due to the current fighting in Mozambique.
MERA in a statement has said that there will be no fuel shortage.
However the source that spoke to Malawi24 said that it is easier to clear fuel from Mozambique than it is from Tanzania.
“Tanzania has a bureaucratic and difficult style of having to pay for the cost of transferring the fuel via that country,” the source said.