Malawi: Fuel shortage deepens


  1. Richard Chirombo, AfricaNews reporter in Blantyre, Malawi
    Malawi continues to experience a paralyzing fuel shortage that authorities blame on technical problems at the Mozambique's Beira Port.
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    The country has for the past four weeks gone with empty tanks at fuel service centres, forcing vehicles to wait for hours on end in a quest to get fuel.

    Officials from Petroleum Importers Limited and the Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority say they are doing all they can to pressurize officials at Beira Port to deliver.
    Tankers of fuel remain stuck at Beira with loads of fuel while people adapt to living in the dark.

    Only six per cent of Malawi's population has access to electricity while the rest depend on charcoal and paraffin for cooking and lighting respectively.



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