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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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Gov’t should intervene in skyrocketing fuel prices – MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament have asked government to intervene in the skyrocketing fuel prices, saying businesses are starting to crumble due to the high transport costs. The MPs who addressed journalists on Monday in the Members’ Lounge at Parliament say that whereas fuel prices have been …

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