Fuel Prices To Be Reviewed Weekly

The price of fuel will be reviewed on a weekly basis in line with the movement in the exchange rate, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has said.

Appearing before Parliament on Thursday, ZERA acting chief executive officer, Eddington Mazambani said:

We have had an exchange rate used for fuel different from the one prevailing in the market, but if the auction exchange rate is the one which is going to be used to procure fuel, yes we are going to change fuel prices on a weekly basis.

Mazambani said the government has already done an amendment to the Statutory Instrument which established the pricing of fuel on a monthly basis to move back to weekly, which was used to do before.

Earlier this week ZERA announced a 150 per cent fuel price hike, with the price of petrol up to ZWL$71.62 per litre from ZWL$28.96 a litre while the price of diesel was increased to ZWL$62.77 from ZWL$24.93.

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