Saturday, August 6, 2011

Govt operating illegal service stations

Financial Gazette "GOVERNMENT is running illegal petroleum service stations in Harare through CMED (Private) as it also emerged that over 500 forecourts and fuel depots are also operating unlawfully. The Financial Gazette can exclusively reveal that a CMED service station at the corner of Kwame Nkrumah and Third Street in Harare, which offers services to top government officials, along with the Workington service station, were condemned by the Harare Fire Brigade some two months ago for failing to meet minimum fire safety standards.
Investigations further revea-led that the two service stations have no licences to sell petroleum products to the public; have no interceptors for fuel in the event of spillage and lack adequate fire prevention equipment, among other requirements."