BUJUMBURA September 7th (ABP) – Fuel was not found on Monday, September 6, 2021 at several service stations in the city of Bujumbura, a check on the site by ABP has revealed.
Indeed, since morning, long queues have been observed in front of the few service stations that serve that product.
Those include the Interpetrol gas station located in the Asian district which served fuel on presentation of a fuel voucher and the gas station commonly known as Chez Kati-Kati located in downtown Bujumbura. There was also a long queue at the petrol station located very close to the Interbank branch in the urban area of Kamenge.
Some drivers met at 10:30 a.m. at the gas station located in the Asian district not far from the building housing the general management of the CIEP, revealed to the ABP that they arrived at this gas station at 4 a.m. specifying that they didn’t even have a hope of being served.
“We have been here since 4 am, yesterday we spent the whole day here, we came back empty-handed.
For the moment, the gas station attendant promises that we will be served at 2 p.m. Again, nothing tells us that we will be served. we are tired, we are losing, we may even lose jobs. It’s a huge loss. We need some light on this fuel shortage.
We don’t know if this is a shortage or speculation around the sale of gasoline, “the drivers told a check by ABP on condition of anonymity.”
Those vehicle drivers are requesting the intervention of the ministry in charge of fuel marketing to find a solution to this problem. The few gas station attendants that a check by ABP interviewed on the matter, say that the gasoline shortage has become a headache, specifying that they have just gone more than five days without being served.