Wednesday, 9 January 2008

A Million Litres of Fuel Arrive

From The Monitor, Kampala, UGANDA
By Dorothy Nakaweesi, Ephraim Kasozi & Martin Ssebuyira

LIFE is gradually getting back to normal as more fuel arrived into the country. On Monday night a shipment of about 387,000 litres arrived at Port Bell from Mwanza.

Yesterday night, another consignment of 21 wagons worth over 1 million litres was expected at Port Bell port in Luzira. Energy Minister Daudi Migereko, in an interview with Daily Monitor yesterday said "The ship left Mwanza on Tuesday at 4:00 AM and is expected at Port Bell at 9:00 PM. The situation has tremendously improved."

He added that another 82 trucks were reported to have arrived by railway from Mombasa via Malaba route. This follows a decision by Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga to call off planned nationwide protests that had disrupted fuel supply in the wake of the post-presidential election violence in Kenya. The disruption in supply triggered a sharp increase in pump prices countrywide.

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