An all out attempt to advert fuel crisis was yesterday embarked upon in a joint operation undertaken by the Resident Minister South Hon. Musa Tarawaly and Senior officers of Bo police division.
This development was as a result of fuel shortage coupled with an alleged attempt to create artificial scarcity of petrol in and out of Bo much to the disadvantage of the public and motorists in general.
As a result a systematic tour of each and every fuel station was undertaken during which station operatives and owners where prevailed upon to sell out their balance fuel in all of the township stations.
Speaking to station owners and the buying public the Resident Minister South Hon. Musa Tarawaly says it is criminal for any owner of a fuel station to refuse to sell fuel on demand, particularly when the commodity is available though in short supply. In the same vein the Regional Police Commissioner Sesay, Local Unit Commander, Mannah and operations commander Ngevao all assisted in the four hour operation which in deed brought the necessary impact as riders and motorists where able to buy the little quantity that was available. In a subsequent broadcast the Resident Minister expressed the hope that all will be done to help advert the ongoing fuel crisis which has left buyers lining up in trying to buy the commodity. There has been no definite reason for the shortage except that this crisis has had its casualties as prices are left to increase for various commodities inspite of the reduction in the price of fuel