BUJUMBURA August 20th (ABP) – The spokesperson for the Ministry of Hydraulics, Energy and Mines, Léonidas Sindayigaya, said during a lively press briefing on Thursday August 19, 2021, that the supply of fuel and petroleum products meets its expectations.
Mr. Sindayigaya said that the quantity of fuels and petroleum products in stocks of importers as well as products en route or on order is sufficient. The apparent shortage that is observed in the territory is the result of some failures in the supply circuit of these products to service stations, he reiterated. A strategy to properly supply these stations has been adopted by the ministry, he said, adding that a joint agreement with the importers would take effect on Thursday, August 19, 2021.
The Ministry of Hydraulics, Energy and Mines indeed held, on Wednesday August 18, a meeting with importers of fuel and petroleum products to discuss the state of stocks, the quantities in progress road and those on order, as well as the supply mechanisms for service stations across the country.
The ministry invites the territorial administration, the police forces and the people in general to combine efforts in order to discourage any fraud which would disrupt the supply of fuel, the spokesperson concluded.