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Fuel shortage disrupts transport in Juba

Vehicles queuing for fuel in one of the petrol stations in Juba

By Morris Dogga

Persistent fuel shortage continues to disrupt transport in Juba, a result of currency devaluation and ongoing conflicts in the oil-rich yet poverty-ridden country.

Mr. Emmanuel Lodule a public taxi driver said he is considering parking his car if the situation continuous further. “The fuel scarcity is affecting us too much. What I have put in the car can not run the car forthe whole day,”Loduletold Juba Monitor after returning from queues in one of the petrol stations.

He added that overcrowding and the long queues at fuel points make it hard to buy fuel. “It takes more than two weeks to buy fuel from the petrol station,” the driver said.

South Sudan’s fuel is imported through the Kenya’s port of Mombasa.

Since August, there havebeen several ambushes on trucks and vehicles along the Juba-Nimule road leading to fear and concerns among traders.

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