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Burundi hit by Power and Fuel Shortages

By Nangayi Guyson -nangayi.guyson@alleastafrica.com

Kampala,Uganda- Burundi has been hit by  power and fuel shortages which has  disrupted businesses in the past weeks according to the Ministry of Energy and Mines.

The power and fuel crisis has been blamed on an error made by the revenue authority in the country which the government has not disclosed.

Cars have been seen making Long queues at most fuel stations in the capital Bujumbura where petrol is only available.

Many cars owners have chosen to leave vehicles at home and travel on foot leave the City in a strange state.

Fuel prices has gone as high as $5  from the normal  price of $1.16 per liter.

Many people in the country have restored to traveling miles  to DRC border to get fuel for their cars.

Government is also fighting  fuel smuggling that has erupted out in the country.

Fuel and power shortages just adds more problems to Burundi which is just recovering from the unrest that sparked out after the ruling political party in Burundi announced that the incumbent President of Burundi, Pierre Nkurunziza, would run for a third term in the 2015 presidential election.

The political crisis has triggered an economic crisis, followed by  sanctions imposed on Burundi by the EU.

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