Wau state to launch new fuel depot

More than 60 fuel tankers have arrived in Wau town ahead of the launch of fuel depot on Friday, the state Minister of Information, David John Pons has said.

Speaking to Juba Monitor on phone interview, Pons said the fuel will be stored in the newly built depot to solve fuel crisis in the state adding that more than 60 fuel tankers have already arrived in Wau capital.

“The new depot will minimize fuel shortage in the state; the facility will be used as fuel reservoir to supply other stations to enable citizens to run their activities,” Pons said.

The Information Minister reiterated that the depot will also supply Greater Bhar el Ghazal which he said the people in the region have been enduring severe fuel shortage for long time.

He stressed that price of fuel per litre sold to government institutions, civilians and the private sector shall be set separately once the depot start operating saying the existence of the facility shall help to solve fluctuating prices of fuel in the state.

Wau state is among the states hit by fuel crisis which forced hotel owners to reduce their power supply from 24 hours to less than eight hours per day. Last year a litre of petrol was sold at 70 SSP. Now it has increased to 200 SSP in the black market and a 1.5 litre is being at 300 SSP respectively.

By Moses Gum Degur

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