Rumbek Facing Shortage Of Fuel As Prices Increase

More than seven fuel stations in Rumbek have run out of fuelas motorist remain stranded.

By Mabor Riak Magok

RUMBEK, 12 January 2017[Gurtong]-Authorities of Rumbek Town Council on Wednesday said the scarcity of fuel in the State capital is hindering private and public activities in the State.

In an interview with Gurtong, Philiph Thon Madit who is an official working in the government of Western Lakes State said the prices of fuel have also risen following the shortage.

He said the price has gone up from 70 to 370 South Sudanese pound per litre and is expected to continue rising if the matter is not solved.

Adam Ibrahim, a fuel station Supervisor told Gurtong that TAAM Petroleum station is the only one supplying fuel to hundreds of motorbikes and cars.

Deng Kuot Mading a motor bike rider said “as the price of fuel increases, we must also increase the price of transportation.”

He said, a short distance from Rumbek market to Malual-kodi which used to be 25 South Sudanese has increased to 60 South Sudanese pound.

 

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