By Innocent Atuganyira
MASINDI: Following the skyrocketing fuel prices in Uganda, Masindi district has been hit harder.
Motorists and motorcyclists are struggling to get fuel in the town, according to the survey done by our reporter, out of over ten fuel stations in the town, only four have fuel and have been overwhelmed.
Source at the Petrol Fuel station told our reporter that the Petrol is at 5850 from 5700, Diesel 5700 from 5600, Kerosin 4350 from 4000.
The source further disclosed that they have been overwhelmed by the number of clients. ‘’We have been overwhelmed by the number of clients since morning,’’ the source said.
Manuel Wafula the Station Manager Fill More told our reporter that petrol is at 6000, Diesel 5700 and has attributed the skyrocketing prices to the taxes imposed by the government.
‘’The prices are skyrocketing due to the taxes imposed by the government,’’ he said.
Kennedy Tumusiime, a boda boda rider, told our reporter that the government should intervene into the issue of fuel prices since it’s also affecting other commodities.
‘’Government should release the fuel reservoirs because the situation is getting out of hand,’’ he said.
Denis Ayebale, another rider explained that the price of commodities has greatly affected their business saying that they are losing customers due to fuel prices.
‘’We are no longer getting profits in the business, I’m soon parking my motorcycle due to the skyrocketing fuel prices,’’ he disclosed.
According to Faruk Goodman, fuel prices control the economy and if the government fails to regulate the price of fuel, the economy will collapse.
Faruk stresses that the members of parliament who are supposed to fight for the poor are less concerned but money minded.
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