Acute Fuel Scarcity Hits Cameroon’s East Region!

By Ken Neba, Yaounde, Cameroon – Saturday, November 30, 2019. 

A National Telegraph secret stringer captured this picture at the Tradex Petrol Station at Yadéme in the central town of Bertoua where bikers and cars formed long queues to get fuel.

A troubling shortage in fuel has hit major cities in Cameroon’s East Region, a National Telegraph secret stringer who filed in the above picture has confirmed.

Reports say it’s already more than ten days since motorists and motorbike riders in the region started experiencing fuel shortages with long ranks forming at filling stations.

A source said he checked at several different filling stations in Bertoua, capital the country’s East Region on Thursday, November 28, 2019, without being able to fill his car’s tank.

At the Tradex Petrol Station at Yadéme in the central town of Bertoua, early Saturday, November 30, 2019, bikers and cars formed long queues, spending several hours to get their cars and bikes topped up to no avail.

This is happening simultaneously with Yaounde, the capital city of the Central African country. Residents began to notice that all was not until the evening of Monday, November 18, 2019. From Mendong and Nsimeyong, passing through Biyem-Assi there was hardly fuel.

Officials at the Ministry of Water and Energy and at the Cameroon Petroleum Products Depot Company, SCDP, in the Yaounde have since tried to dispel growing fears of fuel shortage. 

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