Cameroon is experiencing days of fuel shortages and long queues at several petrol stations due to stormy weather off the West African coast that has disrupted fuel deliveries to the country .
in the main cities of Yaounde, Douala and Bafoussam on Tuesday, car and motorcycle drivers have had to wait for several hours on long queues to fill their tanks. Some fuel pumps have run dry as a result of lack of fuel, while others are overwhelmed by customers.
A devastated motorcycle rider Bertrand Ndinwa, who had spent a whole night waiting for fuel in Yaounde lamented that he could not work the whole of the previous day. He added that the little he got only lasted him a few hour ride.
The country’s energy Minister Gaston Eloundou Essomba said the weather had disrupted ship-to-ship loading of fuel at the regional hub port of Lome, the capital of Togo, for four days last week. He assures of resolving the issue before Tuesday.
Marketers who needed fuel to run their businesses are afraid of losses they will incur if the problem persist.