Unable to address fuel shortages, expensive basic food and depreciating local currency due to illness and incompetence, sick president Edgar Lungu says the current fuel shortage is caused by unknown criminals. Lungu says there are schemes by some people to disrupt the supply chain of essential commodities so that they can benefit from the ensuing crisis.
Lungu probably thinks there are other criminal causing mealli meal to be unaffordable and the Kwacha to lose value rapidly.
Sports minister Vincent Mwale who is now spokesperson for the PF regime says Lungu has ordered a criminal inquiry into the current supply disruption.
“The President has noted that some individuals have deliberately worked to sabotage fuel supply for purposes of financial and political gain and he has, therefore, taken charge of the matter and will involve all the necessary Government departments and agencies to bring about a definitive end to the recurrent fuel shortage the country experiences,” Mwale said
According to Mwale, Lungu said that during the transition following the death of President Sata, some individuals conspired to fix the price of fuel at a higher price than what was obtaining on the market.
Mr Mwale said criminal and administrative proceedings will take effect accordingly.