PF reduces fuel prices by 85 Ngwee

PF reduces fuel prices by 85 Ngwee

Mockery. As Zambians await cheap fuel from Saudi Arabia as promised by Edgar Lungu and Chishimba Kambwili, the Energy Regulations Board (ERB) has mockingly reduced fuel prices. ERB Board Chairperson Raymond Mpundu has announced at a Press Briefing in Lusaka today that Petrol pump prices have been reduced from K12.50 per litre to K 11.67 representing a reduction of 83Ngwee while Diesel has been reduced from K10.72 per litre to K9.87 representing a reduction of 85Ngwee. Kerosene which is mainly used by villagers in rural areas has been reduced by 31Ngwee from K6.81 per litre to K6.50 per litre. The reduction which could probably be an early Christmas present for PF cadres is with effect from midnight tonight. Before the August 2016 elections Edgar Lungu went to hide stolen money in Saudi Arabia and came back and told Zambians that a deal had been struck with Saudi Arabia to supply Zambia with cheap fuel that would translate to between K5 to K8 per month. It is now one year and the cheap fuel is only at State House and Cabinet Office. Instead Edgar Lungu had ordered himself a Presidential Jet from Russia at a cost of US50 million and wants a new State house at a cost of US 20 million. Last year before elections Lungu also directed The Food Reserve Agency (FRA) to buy Maize from Farmers at K85 per 50kg bag but this year he says he does not fix prices and FRA is buying maize at K60 per 50kg bag from the same farmers that have Kerosene reduced by 31Ngwee. Anyway do not worry, Zambian Watchdog will inform you when the cheap fuel starts flowing and when the buying price of Maize is raised. For now you can wait for new favours in 2021.

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