Petrol shortage hits Mzuzu


There was a shortage of fuel especially  petrol in the city of Mzuzu on Tuesday when out of four fuel pumps inside the city only one filling station was selling petrol.

This comes barely two days into the new year of 2018.

Pump stations in Mzuzu of hoarding fuel

Taxi drivers Malawi24 interviewed suspected that the filling stations are hoarding petrol as they expect fuel prices to be hiked this week.

James Mkandawire one of the taxi drivers expressed disappointment with the behaviour of hoarding fuel in order to gain more profits after the expected hike.

“I am very disappointed with the behaviour of these fuel pump owners. We as taxi driver we cannot afford fueling full tank because we are running locally, so we depend on litres.

“For example when going to Luwinga from town we expect to top up at Luwinga then in town again, because we cannot afford to fill the whole tank at a time,” he said.

The situation in Mzuzu on Tuesday reminded drivers of 2012 when there was a shortage of fuel across the country and they had to sleep at filling stations waiting for fuel.





  1. kkkkkk ndmadabwa kt zikucitikaz athuwad ndiophuzid kma? kapena amenewa nd a pharaoh athaw ino angofkla kumalawi kuno kuzazuza ana amulungu akun Israel, mulungu akuwonat mavuto osewa!!!

    1. Kkkkkk nchifukwa chake ndinadabwa wina atakhuta gwafa ndi nandolo akutokota kuti kufika mid December no more blackout…ine shaaaaa Che Gwaladi akufuna kudzipatsa matama achule ngati iye ndi ESCOM….komanso tsiku lina ali mafuta shajashosho meaning sadzasowanso…

    2. Come on dudu. Let’s be realistic here. DPP is the ruling party correct. If things go wrong in a accident we ask the driver exactly what happened. Government led by DPP is the umbrella of all investments in Malawi. Don’t forget that those owners of filling stations are investors. So if they are being treated in a bad way by government they can do anything for their issues to be addressed. Government benefits from these businesses. And the government is lead by DPP. So what are you saying exactly

    3. u said when accident happened u ask the driver to explain wat exactly my question is why dont you ask owners or employees of the filling station coz in this case they are drivers

    1. Pajatu munali ana kapena musanabadwe mchaka cha 2011/2012 kuona mukutero ‘Petrol,Diesel” Ankasowaso anthu akadandaula a president ankati mukagone pamsewu ngati galimoto sizikakupondani akunena za convoy

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