Er­rant ser­vice sta­tions punished

The Manica Post - - Local News -

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

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