Tuesday December 12, 2017

Parliament still can’t sit due to lack of fuel to generators

JUBA – South Sudan’s Parliament is still in lock down for three weeks due to shortage of fuel that provide services to its generators. The parliamentary generators were closed 4 weeks ago due to shortage of fuel in the country which the oil ministry assured to rectify but to no bail.

“we are still without a power yes. It has been going on for a 3 weeks now. But we hope that it will open again next week. The generator will possibly work next week as we enquired about it through the presidency” – Speaker Magok Rundial said.

Speaker Magok disclosed that there is no guarantee that the parliament will open next week, because the parliament is depending on the promises of the finance minister and the minister of petroleum.

South Sudan and Juba in particular has been struggling with fuel shortage for more than 4 months now due to lack of refineries in the country and the ongoing civil war. In the capital city of Juba, long queues lasting more than 6 hours are seen looking for fuel in drained petrol stations.



Bith Jonathan

Bith Jonathan is an award-winning journalist and columnist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass media and journalism from the prestigious kenyan school of mass media.

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