The price of petroleum products such as gasoline and diesel has increased sharply on the Liberian market.
Last week, Monrovia saw a series of interest events and happenings. The events focused on politics and the economic, thus attracting media coverage. This article gives a pictorial review of the week’s activities.
The Minister for Commerce and Industry, Wilson Tarpeh has blamed the recent artificial shortage of gasoline in the country to ‘misunderstanding’ by petroleum importers regarding the collection of road funds announced by the government.
In the wake of the abrupt artificial shortage of gasoline across Monrovia, some major retailers were rejecting Liberian dollars. An investigation conducted by The Bush Chicken found that the companies’ retail filling stations were only accepting coupons and United States dollars earlier on Tuesday, October 30.
Across Monrovia, the gas stations of major distributors of petroleum products have been shut, with signs placed at the fueling stations noting that the stations are out of the key commodity.