Cameroon/June 4, 2019/ Frank Ikpefan, Abuja /No Comment/113 views /Cameroon Cameroon: Sonara Fire Incident – Govt Assures Consumers of Constant Supplyshare on:FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel Photo: VOA/M. Kindzeka The remains of a Cameroon refinery in Limbe are seen after an explosion shook the facility over the weekend, June 2, 2019. Three cabinet Ministers said during a press conference in Yaounde yesterday 2 June, 2019 In a joint press conference by the Minister of Communication, René Emmanuel Sadi, the Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Gaston Eloundou Essomba, and the Minister of Trade, Luc Malgoire Mbarga Atangana following the unfortunate fire incident at the Cameroon’s Oil Refinery Company (SONARA) on May 31, 2019, consumers of fuel and domestic gas have been reassured that prices of the aforementioned commodities will remain unchanged. Minister Sadi in his preliminary statement said the situation is a stake of common concern with the challenges being enormous. ALSO READ Barcelona target Andre Onana hails Carlos Kameni experience in Cameroon camp - CameroonOnline.orgHe further stated that following the instructions of the Head of State, no effort will be spared in reviving the vital company with is a Jewry to the Cameroonian industry. The Minister appreciated the availability of partners of SONARA and their engagement to helping in building the oil refinery. The Minister of Energy and Water Resources, Gaston Eloundou Essomba said the explosion led to a fire that which consumed four out of the 13 units in the production chain of the refinery. He noted that only the production chain of the company will halt as other departments will function normally, stating that there will be a constant supply of fuel and domestic gas in the local market. “The local market is normally furnished by SONARA and from imports every beginning of a month, a forecast of the market demand is made. Importation sets in to bridge the supply gap by SONARA,” he classified. Minister Gaston recalled that last year, the refinery was shut down for 8 months within the framework of its modernization and extension plan, a situation which did not affect market supply nor the prices, but rather permitted the refinery at the end of the process to be capable of refining more crude fuel. The Minister said the Head of State has given instructions which will be transmitted to the General Manager of SONARA. ALSO READ Cameroon's Opposition Parties Must Bury Their DifferencesFor his part, the Minister of Trade, Luc Malgoire Mbarga Atangana stated in a firm and definitive manner that the prices of fuel and domestic gas will remain same. “The fuel and gas market in Cameroon is regulated. Super remains at FCFA 630 per litre, Gasoil will still sell at FCFA 575 per litre and Petrol 350 per litre. Domestic gas will still sell at FCFA 6500 for 12.5kg,” he explained. ALSO READ Cameroon - Turkey - Evaluating Long-Standing TiesHe insisted that measures have been taken to fight inflation. In a corroborative manner, the General Manager of CSPH said price control teams will be deployed on the field to ensure no price hacks or black marketing. The Board Chair of SONARA, Doh Bertha who assisted at the press conference clarified that the accident was a technical problem and regular checkups will be conducted to avoid a future misfortune. Leave A Comment Below Related Tags:Cameroon share on: FacebookTwitter Google +Pinterest Tumblr Linked InEmailSend to Email Address:Your NameYour Email AddressEmail check failed, please try againCancel previous articleCameroon: Lake Nyos Resettlement Camp Fire Incident – Commission Afoot to Assess Damagesnext articleCameroon: Sonara Fire Incident – Investigation On Course to Uncover CauseRelated PostsCameroon/June 27, 2019 /No Comment Venezuela says it thwarted ‘coup’ bid – Journal du Cameroun450 shares Cameroon/June 27, 2019 /No Comment Japan faces critics, conflict on environment issues at G20 – Journal du CamerounFake tourists and car crashes: How China blocks reporters in Xinjiang – Journal du CamerounTrump, Kim exchanged 12 letters: S. Korea minister – Journal du CamerounSelfies and the self: what they say about us and society – Journal du CamerounFrom Rio to Rome, a battle for selfie supremacy – Journal du CamerounShowtime: Democrats in spirited first debate of 2020 cycle – Journal du CamerounCameroonians abroad warned off violent demo during Biya trip – CameroonOnline.orgGreenpeace sounds alarm over shark overfishing in North Atlantic – Journal du CamerounMorocco coach Renard hopes to torment Ivory Coast again – Journal du Cameroun Leave a Response Cancel reply CommentName Email Sign me up for the newsletter! Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.