Filling stations in Chipata effect new fuel prices.

Filling stations in Chipata have effected the price increase of petroleum products announced by government.
A check by Breeze News found that diesel is now selling at 9 Kwacha 20 ngwee per litre from 7 Kwacha 57 ngwee, while Petrol has been increased from 8 Kwacha 16 ngwee to 9 Kwacha 91 ngwee.
Paraffin has been increased to 6 Kwacha 83 ngwee from 5 Kwacha 15 ngwee.
Government yesterday announced that it has removed fuel subsidies in the prices of petroleum products effective midnight in order to meet the current costs of supplying and delivering the products.
Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Yamfya Mukanga told journalists at a media briefing that in order to reduce the percentage of increase in the price of fuel, government has decided to remove the five per cent import duty that was chargeable on crude feedstock.
He said government has furthermore reduced the 0.25 Kwacha rebased that was chargeable on petrol for the strategic reserves fund to 0.15 Kwacha rebased on all fuel products.

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