By ALICE NACHILEMBE
The National Democratic Congress NDC Party has advised the Energy Regulations Board (ERB) to revise the fuel pump prices.
NDC Consultant Chishimba Kambwili said the call to down the pump price of fuel follows the substantial reduction of fuel prices on the international market.
Dr Chishimba said the people of Zambia are already feeling the debilitating effects on the increased fuel prices.
He said the recent adjustments of fuel prices by the ERB has triggered an upward adjustment in food prices and other essential goods and commodities.
“ERB should have no excuses in waiving fuel prices considering that crude oil has reduced by 20 percent on the international market. Oil prices have now hit about 60 United States dollars per barrel. Thus, the need to reduce the fuel pump prices is long overdue.
Dr Kambwili said his party demands that Government removes middlemen in the supply procurement chain of crude oil.