Errant service stations punished
GOVERNMENT has withdrawn service licences for service stations that were charging fuel prices above those recommended by the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA).
Briefing journalists after Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa also said amendments to Statutory Instrument (SI) 122 of 2017 had started bearing fruit as the availability of basic commodities on the market was gradually improving.
She said Cabinet was concerned about the continuing high prices, insistence by some retailers on payment in hard currency and the prevalence of the three-tier price structure. Minister Mutsvangwa said to protect the public, Cabinet resolved to “vigorously” enforce regulations which outlaw the three-tier pricing system and sanction those found on the wrong side of the law. — The Herald