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Petrol stations selling fuel for more than Shs 5000 should be boycotted. – Administration

Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has encouraged the public to boycott any petrol outlets selling fuel for more than Shs 5000 across the country.

Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja has encouraged the public to boycott any petrol outlets selling fuel for more than Shs 5000 across the country.

In a recorded video message posted through her verified Twitter profile, Nabbanja said that, as a result of government intervention, it is no longer essential to sell petrol for more than Shs 5000, and that anyone selling it for more than that should be boycotted.

“I recommend that Ugandans go to petrol stations that have not raised their rates.” “Buy from the two companies that haven’t raised prices; the others will follow because it’s no longer necessary for any company to raise prices above Shs 5000,” he says. Nabbanja

The decision was made at this week’s cabinet meeting, according to the prime minister, following initiatives to ease petroleum tanker traffic flow over the country’s borders.

According to Bazzup, a pile-up of fuel trucks at the Kenya-Uganda border ports of Malaba and Busia led to the country’s fuel problem.

The accident has been attributed to mandated Covid-19 testing for all truck drivers, which was implemented earlier this month.

The government, through the Ministry of Health, has suspended the required Covid-19 testing requirement, easing border traffic.

Despite the fact that fuel prices peaked this week across the country, they have been rising on their own across the country since late 2021.

By the end of business on Wednesday, a lot of fuel outlets across the country were still selling a litre of fuel for slightly more than Shs 5000.

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