Own Correspondent|Lupane State University
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HARARE – Zimbabwean government says it will ban the use of jerry cans at service stations to prevent people from hoarding fuel.
Energy Minister Joram Gumbo said the ban on fuel containers is meant to prevent hoarding.
He’s told state media that service stations that allow customers to hoard fuel risk having their operating licenses cancelled.
Zimbabweans on Twitter were irked by the announcement and aren’t relishing the implications of the government’s move.
Does this mean that an ordinary man will have to apply to authorities to use his jerrycan?
Will the ordinary man have to push his car if it runs out of fuel say 5kms away from the gas station?
Fuel supplies ran out last week, sparked by panic buying and foreign currency shortages.
There were long queues and widespread fears that the country was sliding back into the hyper-inflationary crisis it went through 10 years ago.