Guardian linasema - At last Government, Ewura act
Give oil dealers a day to normalise supply
Four firms named as masterminds of crisis
TPDC affiliate licensed to import, sell oil
Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) yesterday issued a 24-hour compliance order to four giant oil marketing companies masterminding the current fuel crisis, which has almost ground transport operations.
The move came as Members of Parliament debated the crisis under a certificate of urgency, calling for emergency action to remedy the country from the debilitating crisis, largely pioneered by what was described as a syndicate of big oil marketing companies operating in Tanzania.
“They have to resume services immediately. The compliance order must be respected by these companies, otherwise they will face the wrath of the law,” Ewura Director General, Haruna Masebu told a news conference.
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THE Government through Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) has slapped compliance orders to four major oil companies that have been identified as engineers of the ongoing fuel crisis to resume operations immediately.
Delivering the government's statement in the National Assembly on Tuesday, the Minister for Energy and Minerals, Mr William Ngeleja, named the operators as BP Tanzania, Engen Petroleum Tanzania, Oil Com and Camel Oil.
Th Citizen linauliza - MPs: Where is the govt?
Parliament took the government to task yesterday over its handling of the fuel crisis, with MPs warning that the country could be grounded. This could spark off public riot, they said.
Energy and Minerals minister William Ngeleja told the House later that the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (Ewura) director general had signed a compliance order requiring retailers to implement the authority’s directives on prices unconditionally. The order is equivalent to a High Court decree.