Mera activates emergency response plan on Malawi fuel’s supply

As a strategic approach in responding to any impending disruption of supply of fuels, Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) has activated the National Emergency Response Plan.

Magalasi: Mera promises uninterrupted fuel supply-Photo by Watipaso Mzungu, Nyasa Times

This follows a lockdown in Iraq, which is the one of the world’s main supplier of fuel, due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

A statement released by the authority on Tuesday signed by MERA’s Chief Executive Officer, Collins Magalasi, says although Malawi has not registered any case of Coronavirus, the pandemic necessitates a strategic approach to be taken in preparedness, management and recovery of potential fuels and gas supply disturbance.

“MERA and the National Liquid Fuels and Gas Emergency Management Group will work together in facilitating the National Liquid and Fuels Emergency Plan which was launched in March, 2019,” said Magalasi.

He, therefore, indicated that the country has fuel that can be used for over a month and that it is still receiving liquid fuels and gas.

“We would like to assure the general public that the country has sufficient internal fuel stock cover, currently equivalent to 43 days for Petrol and 83 for diesel.

“The country continues to receive liquid fuels and gas from ports of Beira, Nacara and Dar es Salaam without restraint and stakeholders in the fuel supply industry are alert to ensure an effective response to any impending disruption of LGF supply,” reads part of the statement.

MERA has further commended stakeholders for their coordination which has contributed to the country having health fuel stocks at the time the world is under threat of Coronavirus.

Magalasi has since assured the public that they would continue giving update on the fuel supply situation in the country.

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4 years ago

APM has been burying his head in the sand pretending everything is OK in Malawi during the corona virus outbreak. He has been using the outbreak to gain political mileage. Unfortunately as some of us said, the corona crises will affect his interim government more than the opposition. Whatever is happening at MERA, reality is now beginning to catch up on pretentious APM. Soon, businesses will begin to he effected. As I write, most small businesses and business people who depend on South Africa have been greatly effected just 2 – 3 days in the lockdown. Kumene kuthere 21 days,… Read more »

4 years ago

Breaking News: Magufuli and Nyusi will declare that trucks carrying fuel from there ports to Malawi will only be allowed once elections are done by July 2nd.
There’ was that conversation btn Nyusi and Magu, eeeeish

4 years ago

K3 billiom Scam. Mera 2016.

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