WINDHOEK: Fuel prices are increasing again on Wednesday this week. It also increased less than a month ago on 12 September. Mines and Energy Minister Isak Katali said in a media statement availed to Nampa today that fuel prices will increase countrywide at 00h01 on Wednesday.
93 Octane Lead Replacement Petrol will increase by 19 cents per litre (retail), bringing the new Walvis Bay pump price to N.dollars 10,15 per litre; while 95 Octane Unleaded Petrol will increase by 19 cents per litre (retail) to cost N.dollars 10,27 per litre at that coastal hub.
The price of diesel will increase by 26 cents per litre (wholesale), meaning that it will now cost N.dollars 10,64 per litre.
Katali said that despite an over-supplied global market and slowed global growth, which inevitably leads to a significant fall in demand, crude oil prices are stagnant at a relatively high level, thereby defying the expectations of traders.
2 (SWAKOPMUND) – Two alleged card cloners were arrested on Saturday in Walvis Bay by members of the Namibian Police Force (NamPol), and will appear tomorrow in the Walvis Bay Magistrate’s Court.
NamPol’s Regional Crime Investigations’ Coordinator for the Erongo Region, Deputy Commissioner Ottilie Kashuupulwa told Nampa today that a card-cloning device was found in their possession, together with alleged cloned cards.
She said it might be a syndicate in which the suspects use the device to clone cards at various speed point machines in shops.
In an unrelated incident, a case of malicious damage to property was reported at the Swakopmund Police office on Saturday.
According to Kashuupulwa, it is alleged that a suspect/s went into a house in Mile 4 with a set of spare keys, and brought about N.dollars 250 000-worth of damage to the property.