Friday, 4 January 2008

36 fuel trucks expected in Uganda

From The New Vision, Kampala, Uganda
By Raymond Baguma and Ibrahim Kasiita

BY yesterday, a total of 36 fuel tankers heading to Kampala had left Busia district, according to the energy minister, Daudi Migereko.

Addressing journalists at the Media Centre in Kampala yesterday, Migereko said 43 additional trucks were at Eldoret, while 45 were at Nakuru.

He said the trucks would arrive in the country in two days’ time. Migereko said the Government had finalised arrangements with the Tanzanian authorities to ship fuel through Mwanza Port on Lake Victoria and by railway. However, the minister refused to divulge the amount of oil in the national reserves in Jinja saying: “I have been instructed not to reveal the amount.”

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