There will be no more mandatory testing for truck drivers crossing into Uganda as long as they have verified negative results from their home countries.
This was resolved by the cabinet last evening and according to Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja, the high fuel prices are just an artificial representation of the situation given the more fuel trucks entering the country.
Nabbanja, in a recorded video message, said that following government intervention, it is now not necessary to sell fuel above Shs5000, and all that are selling it beyond that should be boycotted.
“I want to advise Ugandans to go to petrol stations that have not hiked the prices. Two companies have not hiked prices, go buy from those ones, these others will also follow because it is now not necessary for any company to hike the price above shs 5000,” Nabbanja said.
The pile-up has been blamed on mandatory Covid-19 testing of all truck drivers, a directive that was issued early this month.
Government through the Ministry of Health suspended the mandatory Covid-19 testing directive, allowing traffic at the borders to ease