The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has urged motorists to ignore false fuel shortage rumours circulating on some social media platforms.

ERB Public Relations Manager Kwali Mfuni says motorists should ignore unofficial statements regarding the fuel supply situation and avoid panic buying as that would create an artificial shortage of fuel in the country.

This is after rumours of a purported looming fuel shortage circulating some social media platforms, which have potential to create panic and exert pressure on the country’s fuel supply chain.

‘’Such rumours are of great concern, particularly because the measures being put in place to address challenges affecting the steady supply of fuel, particularly diesel in some parts of the country in the recent past, are beginning to bear fruits, ’’Ms Kwali noted.

She indicated that recent official communication from ERB regarding the fuel supply situation in some parts of the country, has not only acknowledged some challenges but also highlighted engagements with concerned parties such as the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), transporters and Government agencies to resolve the fuel supply challenges in the affected areas.

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