Northern Madagascar: Fuel Black Market Taking Over
24 Octobre 2012 - lexpress.mu
Districts Nosy Be, and Ambanja Ambilobe, North of the Big Island, suffer from a problem of refueling. In fact, the last supply service stations in these communities took place on Friday 19 October.
Vehicle owners and users of machines complain of the consequences of this stock on their activities. People wonder why we could not sell 32,000 liters of fuel seized Ambanja, once the investigations are over.
In this city, carriers of passengers and freight feel like the first victims of the stock and affect their problem on their customers. Of bush taxis from the city are blocked Ambanja, or Ambilobe, because they have not refueled fuels Antsohihy.
The black market is. Thus, some people take advantage of the situation to sell fuel to twice the normal price.
"We are forced to buy the gas oil in these profiteers because there is more in service stations. And if we find at these locations must be the tail and the quantity is rationed, "reveals Ali, a driver Ambanja linking the port of embarkation Ankify.
"The stock should not be possible, because the fuel is a product whose sale does not result in loss," says an operator Ambanja.
Planters and sugar cane cutters Ambilobe are forced to stop cutting, lack of fuel for tractors. While the Chinese factory SUCOMA the crowd.In addition, refueling trucks are stranded on the Sava place. Some of them carry perishable goods.
A Nosy Be, transport costs by speedboat from Nosy Magnitry Ankify and Ar increased from 10 000 to 15 000 Ar. Taxis have not increased the fare, but they move with at least two passengers of different destinations. In addition, rental cars are the most affected because they must honor their contract vis-à-vis the majority of tourists are foreign, regardless of the situation.
"The stations should notify us so that we can set up a stock to satisfy our customers tourists," protested a manager at RCM Nosy Be.
In any case, some wonder where supplies the black market since there are officially out of stock. In addition, the number of vehicles in circulation does not decrease. This would mean that the amount of fuel sold under the cloak enough. Ultimately, the stock would be put on the back behind the supply ship.