Africa-Press – Eswatini. Eswatini Government has announced the petrol price decrease effective Thursday midnight.
In a statement released on Wednesday afternoon, Dorcas Dlamini, the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy said the petrol price would decrease by sixty(60) cents per-litre.
“The Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy hereby informs the public that the price of petrol (ULP-95) will decrease by 60c/l and Diesel 50 ppm S will decrease by 40c/l. The fuel prices shall come into effect at midnight, Thursday, 4 August, 2022(effect Friday, 5 August, 2022). There will be no change in the current price of illuminating paraffin\”,reads the statement in part.
Reached for comments,Bheki Mamba, the TUCOSWA President said the petrol price decrease would not make any difference.
“This is a problem because it doesn’t change anything from the expenses that are faced by workers.It does not address the fundamental question of life and it doesn’t mean that transport money and food prices will decrease as well”, he said.