N’Djamena, the Chadian capital, has been hit by a serious fuel shortage that has caused long vehicular queues at filling stations for several days, PANA reported Tuesday.
The situation follows the shut down – for maintenance – of the refinery of Djarmaya, 30 km from N’Djamena.
Believing the shortage was artificial, the government has set up a committee to monitor fuel delivery to filling stations, so that fuel consignments are not hijacked by unscrupulous people.
Security agents are also to monitor fuel tankers from their loading depot to their destinations.
Deputy Managing Director of the refinery of N’Djaména, Mrs Haoua Daoussa Déby, said there is enough fuel to meet the demands of the citizenry.