08-04-2022 by redazione
The fuel emergency in Kenya, which has created several inconveniences throughout the country, including rationing, closed petrol stations and long queues, could end in a couple of days.
This is due to the landing yesterday, Thursday, April 7, of 100 million liters of gasoline and diesel at the port of Mombasa.
The huge tanker carrying the cargo destined for Kenya has landed in the afternoon and to receive it were present both the Minister of Energy Monica Juma and the Deputy Minister of Petroleum Resources Andrew Kamau.
"Now motorists have nothing to worry about - said Juma - I personally came here to confirm to the country that we should not panic. I've seen the numbers and I've gotten complete information from all the companies involved in refueling and I'm pleased with how the process is going."
The wait was prolonged, according to the Government, to assure citizens that fuel prices at the pump would not rise, as happened in other countries. This was also confirmed by Treasury Minister Ukur Yatani, during the presentation of the new budget.
"Aware of the negative impact of high oil prices on all sectors of the economy, the government has taken deliberate steps to subsidize prices at the pump through the Petroleum Development Levy Fund," Yatani said. "This action has stabilized prices at the pump and consequently the prices of other goods and services. The government remains committed to providing adequate resources to mitigate the rising cost of fuel."
The government has accused oil traders of creating an artificial shortage by hoarding oil for fuel subsidy. The traders, on the other hand, accused the national government of not releasing the funds on time.
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