By Dorica Mtenje

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has called upon the general public to stop spreading force rumors on fuel availability in the country saying the country has enough fuel.

Addressing Journalists in Lilongwe on Friday, January 7, 2022 MERA Chief Executive Officer Henry Kachanje said the almost 93 percent of the filling stations have fuel.

Kachanje said some filling stations are failing to have fuel due logistical issues that goes with the supplying of fuel in the filling stations.

He said the social media story on fuel shortage come in as one of the filling stations in Mzuzu named Wali Puma filling stations has no fuel till date.

MERA boss added that some filling stations have been affected with the fuel supply due to Christmas holiday that Beira companies that import fuel to the country had.

He said currently the country has enough volume of fuel that will reach March.

Kachanje said the country is expected to have 6 million litres of fuel in the next 2 months with the importation of 200 trucks.

He said government received MK50million from Trade Development Bank (TDB) for the purchasing of fuel in the country.

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