Shortage of fuel among major suppliers has forced local pump prices to rise by an average of Shs200. The increase means motorists within Kampala are buying a litre of petrol at a market average of Shs3,750, while those upcountry, especially in western and northern Uganda, are paying up to Shs3,800 for a litre. A litre of petrol has been selling at an average of Shs3,600, with experts attributing the increase to a general shortage in the region and the effect of rising international prices.
Ugandan motorists should brace themselves for the increasing fuel prices as they are to dig deeper into their pockets so as to meet their needs. On average, most fuel stations around Kampala and upcountry are selling a litre of petrol at Shs3,750. However, some upcountry stations especially in the Western and Northern Uganda have increased a litre from Shs3, 600 to Shs3, 800. Some experts in the oil business in Uganda are attributing the increase to the international prices which are on the rise.
By Dorothy NakaweesiMuch as Uganda recorded a 14 per cent increase in the value of its exports in 2017 compared to the previous year, a lot needs to be done especially on the supply chain constraints. Bank of Uganda (BoU) records as of November last year show that the country exported goods and services (both formal and informal) worth Shs11.5 trillion, up from Shs9.8 trillion registered the previous year.
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