02 November 2013
IFP Spokesperson for Energy, Mr Mkhuleko
Hlengwa, welcomed the announcement by the Department of Energy
that the price of fuel and all fuel related products would
decrease by 28 cents at midnight on Tuesday, 5th November 2013.
"The price of fuel affects most parts of our
lives. And the higher the price of fuel the more people suffer,
especially the most vulnerable in our society. The price of fuel
has an immediate effect on the price of food, transport and even
the price of tolls," Hlengwa said.
"Because of this the IFP welcomes the decrease
in the price of fuel, which will come into effect at midnight on
Tuesday, 5th November 2013, especially as we head into the
festive season. The decrease will hopefully have a positive
effect on the wallets of holiday makers as they travel to their
favoured destinations. Migrant workers travelling home to visit
their families will hopefully also have a favourable effect on
the cost of public transport," he added.
"Having welcomed the decrease, the IFP calls
on all the relevant role-players to ensure that enough fuel
reserves are held in South Africa to ensure that no matter the
value of the US dollar, the price of fuel remains stable for
more consistent periods of time," concluded Hlengwa.
Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa, MP
IFP Spokesperson for Energy
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