Syda Bbumba, the energy and mineral development minister, has suggested that fuel dealers set up more service stations up-country so as to increase development in the country
Speaking at the official opening of Engen Rubaga Rubaga Road outlet yon Thursday, Bbumba said rural areas have been overlooked in terms of such facilities.
â€œInitially, everyone who thought of starting a fuel business, the place to think about was Kampala. Three years ago, fuel consumption in Kampala alone, was 85%, but I am glad that other centres have caught,â€ said Bbumba.
The minister also said that the move by the Government to liberalise the petroleum business was good, because it gave chance to efficient managers who are running it well.
â€œToday the petroleum industry is not only liberalised, but the Government has divested itself of its shareholdings, and the number of operational fuel companies has risen to 24 in the country. This has drastically reduced transport costs and brought services nearer to the people,â€ Bbumba said.
Bbumba wants fuel firms to go up-country