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Ugandan motorists rush to Kenya for cheaper petrol

Motorists in Busia district, eastern Uganda are now fuelling from neighbouring Kenya so as to circumvent the hiked fuel prices in the country.
A litre of petrol at fuel stations in Busia trades between Shs 4,530 and Shs 4,610 up from Shs 3,670 while those vending in plastic bottles have hiked a litre from Shs 3,800 to between Shs 4,700 and Shs 4,800. 

In Busia County in Kenya, the pump price for a litre of petrol ranges between Kshs 125 (Shs 3,875) and Kshs 130 (Shs 4,030). This has prompted some taxi drivers and boda boda riders to cross to Kenya to buy cheaper fuel. 

Other private motorists are also sending boda-boda riders with jerrycans across the border to buy for them fuel. Simon Simwero, a boda-boda rider says that they earlier tried to hike transport fares due to the high fuel prices but travelers the instead just shunned their services. 
 
Simwero says that this prompted them to cross to Kenya for cheaper fuel so as to remain in business. Suzan Wandera, the deputy mayor of Busia Municipality says the decision for motorists to fuel from Kenya affects them in terms of local revenue collections.

Early this month, the commissioner in charge of petroleum supply and distribution, Rev. Frank Justus Tukwasibwe attributed the rise in fuel prices to the global rise in crude oil price.

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+2 #1 kabayekka 2021-11-18 07:49
Such inefficiency in building up a better mass public transport system in the African city of Kampala is the cause of such ugly scenes of economic mismanagement in Uganda.

Soon it will be private Ugandan transporters flying to the Middle East to negotiate for imports of cheaper oil and petrol deals!
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+1 #2 Lakwena 2021-11-20 09:02
Quoting kabayekka:
Such inefficiency in building up a better mass public transport system in the African city of Kampala is the cause of such ugly scenes of economic mismanagement in Uganda.

Soon it will be private Ugandan transporters flying to the Middle East to negotiate for imports of cheaper oil and petrol deals!


In other words Kabayekka, by having told us off in our faces that he is not our servant, nor our employee, Bloody Gen Tibuhaburwa is a self-confessed PARASITE.

Therefore Kabayekka, the parasites in our State House, who do not pay for the cars they ride in; do not pay rent for our House they sleep in; do not pay for the fuel, Electricity, Food, Water, Internet, phones, etc. do not give a damn.
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