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We must act or you act; This is unbelievable!

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The former Ugandan presidential candidate Mr. John Katumba threatened to act with a peaceful demonstration following the overwhelming increased fuel prices which have caused many Ugandans to park their vehicles.

Few days before, the value of fuel price (a litre) in Uganda shocked very many citizens especially those that earn from the transport sector. This reached its maximum when on 17th Jan 2022, a litre could be paid for at 8500 (eight thousand and five hundred) shillings shooting away from 3800 (three thousand and eight hundred) Ugandan shillings.






This sparked off attention from most of the Ugandans including boda boda riders, business men, passengers and many more.
This forced Mr. Katumba to go on his official facebook page to state that, “you act or we act.” He went a head to reveal in a letter addressed to the Uganda Police that if these fuel prices are not lowered with in seven (7)days, him together with his supporters will rally a peaceful demonstration to protest against this practice of being inhuman to the citizens.



A confirmed letter by Uganda police written by Mr. John Katumba and posted on his facebook page as of 17th Jan 2022.




The former member of parliament for Rubanda West constituency Honourable Henry Banyenzaki blames this fuel crisis as very bad resulting from the irresponsible and careless management of this country.



He wonders for example if this catastrophy was happening in mombasa what would be the case. He says this is an aye opener reflecting how the managers of the ministry of energy have failed to plan for these oils very well.

Cue in Hon. Banyenzaki part one………………………………

Hon. Banyenzaki adds that some people are behind this by doing business to satisfy their individual interests. These people take decisions and they result into this and there is a possibility of high inflation, the prices of goods becoming high because business men will use this chance to raise value of sales.

He however calls upon the Ugandans who have been pressed on the wall to come up and speak in the open.

Cue in Hon. Banyenzaki part 2……………………………………






Felly Namusoke, a business woman running a shop in Jinja town expressed how her business is at the verge of registering losses because of little sales likely to be made. She says, since these prices increased, she parked her car, sometimes walk to her business premise but which she has often found hard to keep up with.

So in most cases she has not opened the shop, skipped work or when she tries on a taxi, the fares are always expensive which challenges her as someone in business. Her prayer is that the people responsible act so quickly.



Cue in Felly business part 1……………………………………………….

Andrew Mukibi, a boda boda rider who operates from Wandegeya stage said that he is not happy with how this fuel is being availed.



The price is very high and very problematic to him. He adds that he is finding it very hard to save especially since he has to buy lunch, supper or any other thing at home.

This is very bad because the little saving he is doing is being wasted on fuel. So the government should come in quickly to help us as soon as possible.



Cue in Boda boda part 1…………………………………………………………….

Alex Tusiime, a resident from Mbarara, in Kasingenge said that some distances where one has been spending one thousand shillings, now he/she is forced to pay up to two thousand shillings for example on a boda boda.

Therefore someone who can lavish money up to eight thousand shillings on just transport makes him liable to circumstances of meeting personal losses especially those in businesses.

Cue in Alex a passenger part one……………………………………………………





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