Malawian motorists are thanking Petroda and Energem, some of Malawi's energy sector players, for coming to their rescue through their swift loading and off-loading fuel delivery systems.
But this is not surprising, says Energy and Mines Minister Grain Malunga, as the two operators run " a small number of filling stations".
Every three days at Kameza Petroda Filling Station, Ndirande Energem Filling Station, Chirimba Energem Filling Station, CI Petroda Filling Station, among other outlets in Malawi's commercial city of Blantyre, tanks loaded with either Diesel or Petrol bless motorists with hope and smiles- rare expressions in these times of groom.
The only problem remains that fuel attendants tell motorists they have run out of fuel when that is not the case- the fuel crisis has led to a boom in black market trading.
What's more? Other motorists are buying fuel at twice the price, in the middle of the night.