24th May 2019
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Petroleum Ministry should be investigated for fuel shortage – PLP

Author : Junior Ali | Published: 4 years ago

The leader of the opposition People’s Liberal Party has urged the parliament to investigate the Ministry of petroleum for the continuous fuel crisis in the country.

Peter Mayen says  the ministry should explain why there is no fuel in almost all petrol stations around Juba and other parts of the country.

He says the shortage has caused prices of goods and services to increase rapidly in the market.

“The Ministry of Petroleum need to be thoroughly investigated and tell the public and everybody why do we have  frequent fuel shortage? Is it corruption? then it needs to be addressed, is it management? because we have seen them changing the management of Nilepet,” said Mr. Mayen, adding that the country does not deserve to experience this, because it is a producer of crude oil.

“This is very unacceptable, the prices of fuel and commodities are increasing every day. And the parliament has never summoned the ministry of petroleum.“

“We have seen change in the administration of the Nilepet, but the situation continues to get worse.”

Efforts to reach the Ministry of Petroleum for a comment were not successful.

But the Managing Director of Nile Petroleum Company, Joseph Cleto earlier said that the fuel shortage is a problem currently facing the in East African region, on which South Sudan relies as a source and a gateway for its imports.

There is no fuel in almost all petrol stations in Juba, but some of it is being sold on the black market by the roadsides.

A liter of petrol that sells at 6 Pounds at the refilling stations now costs more than 100 Pounds on the black market.

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