Ministry Issues Curfew for Gas Stations 

Nov 7 , 2020


The Ministry of Trade & Industry has announced a curfew for the service hours of gas stations across the country. The new time cap, which has been effective as of November 6, has specified the interval for filling at the stations from 6:00am to 8:00pm across the capital. Gas stations located in regional states are allowed to function between 6:00am and 7:00pm. This comes following a new scheme to control the circulation, dispersion and marketing of petroleum products, according to Wondimu Filate, communications director at the Ministry. The new curfew for gas stations has been set up in order to avoid artificial price increments and hoarding of petroleum products following the current situation of the country, according to him. There are close to 121 fuel stations in the capital city. The Ministry has also announced that opportunistic increases in the price of basic perishable commodities will be punishable by law. The implementation will be carried out by a task force that was set up to supervise hoarding and price hikes following the onset of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.


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