In Ethiopia, a fuel shortage was recorded Monday in the main cities of the country including the capital Addis Ababa. The reasons are currently ignored.
Thousands of vehicles immobilized in Dire Dawa, Mekele, Adama, Gondar, … As if these large Ethiopian cities were idling this Monday, December 23.
The fault of a fuel shortage noted by local media including Fana broadcasting corporation (FBC). But according to pro-government radio and television, petrol station owners and the Ethiopia Petroleum Supply Enterprise (EPSE), the public body responsible for importing and distributing petroleum products, said they did not know the origin of the problem.
However, the public relations officer at EPSE, Alemayehu Tsegaye, claimed that his structure imported as usual via Djibouti and Sudan more than 300 tankers.
For their part, the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons have indicated that the import and distribution of petroleum products are not within their scope.
A real blow for the Ethiopians, most of whom are already busy with the smooth running of the holiday season.
Fortunately, Kassahun Mulat, director of market inspection and regulation at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has promised discussions between these various ministerial departments to « resolve the problem ».