Boycott Stations Selling Fuel Above UGX 5,000-Prime Minister Nabbanja Advises Desperate Ugandans

By Uganda Online Media

President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Maj Tom Magambo who has been in the Internal Security Organisations(ISO) as the new police Criminal Investigations Director.

“President Museveni has promoted Private Tom Magambo to the rank of Major and appointed him Director Criminal Investigations of the Uganda Police Force,” the acting UPDF spokesperson, Lt Col Ronald Kakurungu said in a statement.

Kampala: Following the cabinet meeting on Tuesday this week to come up with a final resolution on the escalating fuel prices across the country, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has advised Ugandans and the general public to boycott all fuel stations across the country that are still selling fuel above Shs 5000.

Nabbanja through her Twitter handle noted that following government intervention to come up with measures to ease the flow of fuel in the country, it is now not necessary to sell fuel above Shs 5000.

“I want to advise Ugandans to go to petrol stations that have not hiked the prices. Two companies have not hiked prices, go buy from those ones, these others will also follow because it is now not necessary for any company to hike the price above shs 5000,” Nabbanja said in a short video recorded on Twitter

The fuel crisis in the country has been attributed to a pile-up of fuel trucks at the Kenya-Uganda border points of Malaba and Busia caused by mandatory Covid-19 testing of all truck drivers, a directive that was issued early this month.

The government through the Ministry of Health suspended the mandatory Covid-19 testing directive, allowing traffic at the borders to ease.

Although this week saw the peak of fuel prices around the country, fuel prices have been spontaneously increasing in the country since late 2021.

A number of fuel stations across the major cities country-wide were still selling a liter of fuel slightly above Shs 5000 by close of business on Wednesday.

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