THE Government is today expected to meet Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) and other stakeholders to establish the cause of the fuel shortage being experienced in some parts of the country.
Mines, Energy, and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma said he would today convene a meeting of stakeholders to chart the way forward.
The minister yesterday took an on-the-spot check in towns in Southern Province to ascertain the fuel shortages.
Mr Yaluma said in an interview yesterday that it was disturbing to discover that some fuel stations were experiencing a shortage.
Some stations had either petrol or diesel while a few of them had both commodities.
"I'll meet Oil Marketing Companies to determine what is causing the fuel shortage in various parts of the country. I have assembled a strong team to help get to the bottom of this issue," Mr Yaluma said.
He toured service stations in Mazabuka, Monze, and Choma enroute to Livingstone.
"I have taken a trip here and what I have found is more than what meets the eye. That is why I want with the help of the OMCs to investigate this shortage thoroughly.
There is no problem with TAZAMA for us to be having the fuel shortages," he said.
Some towns on the Copperbelt, Lusaka and Southern Province have in the past days experienced a crisis in fuel supply.