Lack of fuels in São Tomé and Príncipe expected to be resolved this week

20 May 2019

The lack of fuel in São Tomé and Príncipe is a problem that may be resolved this week, Prime Minister Jorge Bom Jesus said in an interview with São Tomé and Príncipe’s National Radio.

The prime minister, in his statements to the national radio, announced the arrival in the country of shipments of gas oil, gasoline and lighting oil this week.

Bom Jesus acknowledged that the lack of fuel has had a negative impact on the country’s tourism sector, which was recently included in the ten best tourist destinations in the world.

The São Tomé and Príncipe National Fuel and Oil Company has a debt to Angola of more than US$187 million in fuel supplies alone.

At the end of a meeting of delegations from Angola and São Tomé and Príncipe led by São Tomé Foreign Minister Elsa Pinto and the Angolan Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Domingos Custódio Vieira Lopes, it was announced that the two countries had reached an agreement to analyse outstanding debts. (Macauhub)