Government through its energy parastatal, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) has reduced the petrol and diesel prices today to improve affordability of fuel to citizens ahead the festive season.
In a press statement, ZERA announced the downward review of fuel prices much to the appreciation of citizens.
“Please be advised of the review in fuel prices for diesel and blend with effect from 30 November 2022. The prices have been reviewed as follows: retail price of blend is now US$1.54 or ZWL 1008.57 down from US$1.59 or ZWL 1028.55.Diesel prices is downgraded to $1.70 or ZWL 113.03 per litre from $1.73 or ZWL 116.94 per litre ZERA,” read the statement.
Speaking to this publication, Ms Samanga who is a teacher at one of the schools in Mufakose, thanked President Mnangagwa and Government for the people centred policies.
“Despite having emerged from Covid 19 pandemic, the Government has constantly been reviewing our salaries and ensuring that we are cushioned from inflationary pressures.
“The bonus that we are receiving in two instalments will ensure that after the festive season, we still have money for our children’s school fees.
“The reduced fuel prices will ensure that public transport that is usually reviewed upward during the festive season is maintained at current prices or even reduced. This will make holiday travelling with our families affordable,” said
Meanwhile, ZERA advised that fuel stations must openly indicate prices to the public as provided for by the fuel pricing regulations.