EMA warns against hoarding fuel

By ZBC Reporter
THE Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has warned members of the public to observe proper handling methods for hazardous substances, especially fuel.
This follows a fire incident which resulted in the loss of life in Chitungwiza on Saturday.
With Black market fuel dealers on the increase posing potentially lethal hazard the environmental management agency (EMA) has warned members of the public to adhere to proper handling methods for fuel.
“A Jerry can is just for emergency purposes and not for fuel storage. People should not store fuel in houses this is very dangerous that’s why we have embarked on a blitz operation,” said Ms Batsirai Sibanda, Harare Province EMA environmental Education and Publicity Officer.
EMA in partnership with the Zimbabwe Republic Police is on a blitz operation on hazardous substances where they have confiscated over 200 litres of fuel and issued 51 tickets.
The latest development comes after a Chitungwiza black market fuel dealer lost his life in an inferno caused by fuel which was stored in the house.
The wife was seriously injured and is admitted at Chitungwiza General hospital.
Over the past week, the country has been experiencing serious fuel shortages with most service stations running dry and long queues being seen at service stations with the commodity.