Government is commending VIVO Energy Malawi for engaging Malawians in running fuel stations as a way of making sure there is uninterrupted supply of fuel into the country.
This was said as VIVO Energy Malawi commissioned a MK280 million Engen fuel service station in Likuni that will be run by a Malawian.
VIVO Energy Malawi is an international fuel supplier that supplies fuel to Malawi under the Engen fuel service station brand.
Minister of Energy, Newton Kambala, described the move by Engen Malawi as worth emulating to ensure that Malawians are also actively participating in the fuel industry.
Kambala has since warned that oil marketing companies that monopolize the supply of fuel and management of service stations will face the long arm of the law.
“We are urging oil marketing companies that do not comply to the law to quickly do so because we will soon close them down,” Kambala stressed.
VIVO Energy Malawi Managing Director, Shaban Kaingiro, has described the opening of the Engen Likuni fuel service station as a milestone as the Engen branded fuel service station now grows to over 30.
Kaingiro has also urged the operator of the service station to follow best practices in the fuel industry by avoiding hoarding fuel in times of a crisis.