Chipata district has run out of diesel causing panic among residents just two weeks after the entire country experienced fuel blues.
Engen, Caltex and Total filling stations all run out of diesel Friday morning. All the filling stations only had a bit petrol and kerosene.
Some of the residents complained about lack of the commodity saying government should quickly resolve the situation.
Luckson Manda of Kapata township said government should quickl address the situation as this had affected business in the area.
Manda said government should not allow a situation where there was fuel shortage as this affected productivity.
“We already have problems due to the Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation (ZESCO) so government should ensure that other driving
forces of producton are supplied in abundance,” he said.
Meanwhile, Isaac Phiri of Mchini compound said government should sit down and find ways in which it can address problems in the energy
sector because energy was the engine to all developments in the country.