Fuel saving tablets come to Africa
The tablets which are going to be a first for the whole of Africa are called MPG-CAPS and are said to increase mileage, lifespan of valves, spark plugs, glow plugs, reduce carbon build up and eliminate after run.
Speaking at the launching ceremony in Harare last week the Vice President of FFI William Grand said his organisation had chosen to be partners with Oil World because of high levels of organisation shown by the Managing Director of the firm Richard Chitakatira.
“The commitment shown by the government (Zimbabwean) in the project as well as the seriousness that was shown by Chitakatira made us see it right to come and set up a distribution office in Zimbabwe.
“This means all our products will be distributed in Africa through Zimbabwe,” said Grand. He said the pill had the capability of saving fuel by about 30 percent and it had no side effects to the engine of a vehicle.
“In America this pill was used on an old Ford truck that had failed the standards set there for it to be on the road. After using the MPG-CAPS the truck was approved to be road worthy. This goes to show how the pill also works in the conditioning of the engine,” he said.
Muguti who stood in for the Minister of Energy and Power Development Retired Lt General Michael Nyambuya reiterated that this was a noble idea looking at the fuel problems Zimbabwe is currently facing.
“People are coming up with mechanisms to avert this situation and this is one of them. This partnership will see Zimbabwe saving 10 percent on oil inputs thus saving the much needed foreign currency,” she said.
Her sentiments were echoed by the Deputy Minister of Industry and International Trade Phineas Chihota who said this was going to save the much needed foreign currency in Zimbabwe.
Asked to comment on the partnership he said: “This is testimony to our vying for a better industry as a government and I thank all those working tirelessly to help government and the industry. This project will help reduce inflation as well as demand of foreign currency.” Chitakatira said five African countries will be distributors to other African countries.
“The countries are South Africa, Zambia, Somalia, Ghana and Egypt. Malawi has also applied for permission to distribute the pills,” he said.
The caps are said to have been developed 37 years ago but were mainly used in space ships.
After a lot of research they were deemed suitable to be used in motor vehicles as well and they work in gasoline and diesel engines not leaving out the lower grades of fuel. A motorist has to put two pills the first time he uses them and that is after filling up his tank.
The pills will then recondition the engine and thereafter one pill has to be used each time the vehicle is filled up. If a motorist stops using them, the vehicle will simply go to its old state but with no adverse effects to the vehicle.