Fuel dealers have suspended their strike planned for Monday after talks with the country’s vice president on the matter.

The suspension of strike comes amid growing concern over fuel shortage and hoarding, as some car owners had began buying fuel in large stock.

The dealers announced on Thursday that they were ceasing operation in the country due to government price control and unavailability of US dollars in the market to suppliers.

Momodou Hydara, managing director of Jah Oil company, who spoke on behalf the fuel dealers, said: “since our announcement to cease operation, the vice president called us for a meeting to urge us to suspend our planned strike.

“And he promised us that the government is doing everything to resolve the matter. And we hope that the government will not fail us.”

He added: “For that case, we are as also Gambians who feel the plights of our fellow Gambians hereby inform the public not to panic. We have now suspend our strike. We will operate on Monday,” he added.

Reporting by Adama Makasuba

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