Nakonde border town has completely run out of fuel. Yesterday, Mansa in Luapula also ran dry. Choma in Southern ran out of fuel a week ago as did Solwezi in North-western province and the situation has not improved.
Nakonde is a very busy border town as it is the main entry and outlet to the East Africa community and most goods including vehicles imported from Asia enter through Nakonde.
The heavy fuel crisis is forcing people to buy fuel in containers across the boarder in Tanzania.
‘Most car importers are stuck here,’ Thomas Sankara who is stranded at the border town told the Watchdog.
The Zambian government two months ago donated five million litres of fuel to Malawi thereby depleting the reserves in the country.