Ugandans Suffers Gas Shortage

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Ugandans are said to be suffering from acute shortage of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) that are used for cooking in the country, Footprint to Africa reports.

Footprint to Africa observes that Ugandans are having difficulty accessing filled cylinders on the market.

One source said she searched for gas around Kampala, but could not find any filled cylinder.

Footprint to Africa findings showed that Hass petrol station in Kampala and Total Uganda has partial supplies.

A Total Uganda customer said he was fortunate to get one cylinder in Kampala’s Industrial area which established the fact that some filling stations had gas but it was still in short supply.

General Manager, Total Uganda, Imrane Barry revealed that they had supply shortages in the past few days, adding that they have been having gas shortages and not just Total but most of the retailers.

“There has been insufficient gas supply from Kenya. The good news is that we have received supply and given to more than 20 stations,” he added.

Footprint to Africa also learnt from a source from the Ministry of Energy that part of their fear was that Ugandans would not use all the LPG to be produced by Uganda’s oil industry, stressing that the few users would keep on suffering the periodic shortages.

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