Increasing fuel prices alarm Rukungiri transport operators

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September 6, 2023    By Country Radio   

Increasing fuel prices alarm Rukungiri transport operators

Rukungiri: Transport operators in Rukungiri municipality have raised concern over the increasing fuel prices in Uganda.

Over the past few days, some fuel stations have raised their prices in increments ranging from Shs80 to Shs300, resulting in a marginal increase in pump prices above the Shs 5,000 mark.

Although some forecourts have maintained their pump prices, traders are concerned about the possible impact of these developments and now are calling for government intervention.

Ronald Katutura, a taxi driver who plies the Rukungiri-Kabale route said the current increase in fuel prices is affecting negatively their already struggling incomes.

He called on the government to reduce taxes levied on fuel so that the pressure on their income can condense.

Cue in…Ronald on fuel RR…

Agaba Nicholas a motorist at Rwekureijo stage intimated to our reporter that previously they used to get alitre of petrol at a price between 4000 shillings and 4500 shillings. He however confirmed that prices have now gone above 5000 shillings.

He said that it’s difficult to convince customers that transport fairs have gone up due to an increase in fuel prices and this has made it difficult for them to meet their daily basic neccessities.

Cue in…Nicholas on fuel RR…

Recently, the ministry of energy and mineral development indicated that the government will continue monitoring the situation and exploring strategies to enhance the security of supply of petroleum products in Uganda since the scarcity of fuel in the country can trigger a pricing crisis.

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