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Legislators worried about high cost of essential commodities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The high costs of essential household commodities are worrying and Members of Parliament want government to take action and stall rising prices. Kampala Central Member of Parliament, Mohammed Nsereko said the concerns of high fuel prices have now shifted to the increased prices of soap, …

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Fuel prices to normalise – Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of State for Energy and Mineral Development (Minerals), Peter Lokeris, has reassured lawmakers that petroleum fuel prices are expected to return to normal by 10 February 2022. In the week commencing 01 January 2022, the country experienced a hike in petroleum prices by Shs550 …

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Rising fuel prices

 Did URA, Ministry of Health cause it? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | An unreasonable testing protocol, greed and an unresponsive government to popular needs has seen Ugandans treated to the worst of January blues with fuel prices going as high up as UgShs10, 000 for a litre. The prices …

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MPs urge gov’t to refill oil reserves to curb fuel prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have quizzed officials from the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development over the skyrocketing fuel prices in the country. The MPs on the Committee of Finance believe that the ongoing fuel crisis would have been averted if the county’s oil reserves were …

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Jinja oil reserves run out of fuel – UNOC

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s oil reserves in Jinja have run out of fuel, Uganda National Oil Company-UNOC depot manager, Joel Nkangi has announced amidst a crisis that has led to an escalation of fuel prices in recent weeks. Pump prices have now increased to an average of 6,000 Shillings …

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MPs put finance ministry officials to task over fuel prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament on the Finance Committee have questioned officials from the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development over the skyrocketing fuel prices across the country. Fuel prices have been rising sharply since early last year but since the beginning of this month, they have …

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Kitgum RDC closes petrol station for hiking fuel pump price

Kitgum, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kitgum Resident District Commissioner William Komakech has ordered the closure of Petro City filling station in Kitgum municipality for hiking fuel prices. The station was selling a litre of petrol at 12,000 Shillings by end of business on Monday, while the cost remained between 4900 and …

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Fuel dealers raise prices to control demand

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The recent spiraling in fuel prices in Uganda has been attributed to the need to ration the available fuel stocks rather than profiteering. Fuel prices have been rising sharply since late last year but since the beginning of this month, they have risen more sharply …

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Bus operators maintain fares despite carrying full capacity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bus operators have maintained transport fares despite being allowed to carry full capacity of passengers. On Friday during the end of year address, President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni allowed public transport to resume carrying at full capacity. Initially, the transporters had doubled the fares after the …

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