The senior ministers will meet on Monday to discuss whether to draft in the Army to deal with the fuel crisis.
The government took an unprecedented move to suspend competition law on Sunday night, ensuring that fuel companies, carriers and authorities share information to ensure that gasoline reaches where pumps are scarce. bottom.
But, despite special measures, will the minister activate operations escalator, which will see troops driving fuel to station outposts to increase supplies and mitigate panic buying? I will discuss how.
The fact that drafting in the Army has been at the table since the crisis struck on Thursday and it is still being discussed suggests that it is more likely.
However Me I understand that it takes a week to draft an army to drive a tanker. This is a timescale that the industry is hesitant to drive.
Last night, Secretary-General Kwasi Kwaten agreed to implement a temporary exemption from the industry from the 1998 Competition Law for the purpose of sharing and optimizing the supply of information.
Known as the Downstream Oil Protocol, this step allows governments to work with fuel producers, suppliers, carriers, and retailers to minimize disruption.
“Although refineries and terminals always have large amounts of fuel, we recognize that there are some problems in the supply chain, which allows the industry to share important information and work more effectively. That’s why we have established a downstream oil protocol so that we can minimize confusion.
“Thanks to the tireless efforts of the HGV driver and all Forecourt staff during this period.”