Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (Mera) has said that even amidst the corona virus outbreak, Malawi has enough fuel stocks to keep the economy going for over 2.5 months, according to Mera Chief Executive Officer, Collins Magalasi.
Magalasi said that the only reason for panic would be if a border lockdown in the neighbouring countries goes beyond three months. “At the moment, we are okay. There is no need to panic. We have enough stocks to take us beyond two-and-a-half months,” he said.
Last year, fuel supply was negatively affected, following a fuel tanker drivers strike, who demanded a raise in their salaries. The drivers demanded an increment of K500,000 from K300,000, as they stood on the emphasis that they will not move the tankers until their demands are met. It is a relief to know that Mera has made means to stock fuel in this season, as locals will not have to panic over unavailability of fuel.