Fuel supply in the country is slowly stabilising with players in the sector confirming that they are receiving some consignments that will help ease the problem following the injection of $60 million by government last week.
While acknowledging that there are a lot of structural issues that require to be corrected immediately to come up with a lasting solution to the fuel situation, players in the sector say they are positive that things will normalise soon.
Responding to legislators comprising the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Energy and Power Development this Thursday, the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Petrotrade Mr Godfrey Ncube says they are currently receiving some fuel at their service stations.
Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority Acting Chief Executive Officer Mr Eddington Mazambani says while the $60 million injection by government is welcome, it came at a time when most service stations were almost empty, explaining why some queues have remained.
He says among some of the solutions they are coming up with to ease the situation include the possibility of setting up special service stations that will be selling fuel in foreign currency.
One of the committee members Cde Marian Chombo, however, encouraged players in the sector to be more transparent and keep the nation updated on what is taking place on the ground.
The government has indicated that it is working round the clock to find a lasting solution to the sporadic fuel shortages being experienced in the country, including the release of $60 million last week to acquire more fuel.