Reduce fuel prices

EDITOR — Can someone please explain why fuel prices in Zimbabwe don’t go down even a bit despite prices having fallen on the world market by 38 percent. In  this country, motorists are getting a raw deal as they are yet to benefit from the slump in the price of fuel, instead the prices here are soaring.

The government is oblivious of the fact that fuel is a significant component in the cost of production and high fuel prices worsen the cost of living as well as the cost of doing business in Zimbabwe.

Higher fuels prices increase prices of everything. This government does not care for its citizens. Even where fuel is blended there is no benefit to motorists as prices are not comparatively lower. Instead blend fuel is destroying car engines, and people have not being  given a choice

This matter has been referred to the Con-Court but there is no urgency in resolving it. We need transparency in the fuel pricing structure and we know government is heavily taxing fuel imports adding to price increases and the suffering of motorists and the general public. We need lower fuel prices to survive, please.

Nollet,

Harare

Comments (10)

green fuel worsened our plight its mere populist policies from zpf

fambai - 18 December 2014

Zimbabweans are not business people but dealers. They thrive on cheating hence they will never reduce the price. Surprisingly, there is a board calling itself Energy Regulatory Authority mandated to regulate these people. They are sleeping on duty but claiming allowances at the end of the month. This is the decay we have in Zimbabwe. Pedzozve Mugabe and Zanu PF vonzi vakaipa. What should they do when they have entrusted this to people ?

Zanu we - 19 December 2014

Zimbabweans are not business people but dealers. They thrive on cheating hence they will never reduce the price. Surprisingly, there is a board calling itself Energy Regulatory Authority mandated to regulate these people. They are sleeping on duty but claiming allowances at the end of the month. This is the decay we have in Zimbabwe. Pedzozve Mugabe and Zanu PF vonzi vakaipa. What should they do when they have entrusted this to people ?

Zanu we - 19 December 2014

Why have I not seen a proper economist's calculation of what is the cost cut-off point where the blending of ethanol into our fuel actually increases the cost. Every-one knows that Oil is down from $110 to less than $60 per barrel ..

Snave - 26 December 2014

F**cking thieves. Zvinoda violence izvi. taneta!

liz - 29 December 2014

In botswana unleaded petrol was costing me $1 per litre in december. This is daylight robbery by the cartel supplying fuel.

Shocked - 4 January 2015

Dzikisai mutengo we petrol macomrades.Chii chirikukunetsai.Inga paino kwira munokwidza chop chop wani?Musadaro vakomana!

Godfrey - 5 January 2015

please explain to us why only in Zim do our people accept being ripped off? fuel worldwide even in Africa is coming down but we are going up. this morning I paid $1.53/lit. in Ballantyne park. In mutare its $1.35 on Glenara Ave its $1.42 how do our people stay so stupidly quiet when they are being killed slowly?

kevin - 26 May 2015

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