Shell Fuel stations in Kampala have today entered their fourth day without fuel supply. However none of the managers at the fuel station visited by our reporter today morning was willing to comment on the fuel shortage.
The depot shell managers in industrial area also declined to comment saying the official Shell public relations officer is yet to be replaced since Fred Kabuye moved on to another job. At shell Jinja road the manager only identified as Monica, said she was struggling to get fuel for her station since last night.
Monica says no explanation has been offered by their supplier about the fuel shortage. Margaret the branch manager shell Mukono says they have decided to take advantage of the fuel shortage to improve on their office of the manager.
Taxi fares have shot up because of the shortage of fuel at shell that is said to offer its products at a lower price compared to other suppliers. By today morning the fare to Mukono had shot up from shs. 1500 to 2000. Katumba Moses a taxi driver along the Mukono Kampala route says this is has been a bad week for them. He says they can no longer save any money.
Katumba says even the taxis have for the meantime abolished carrying passengers paying shs 500 to cover for the high operation costs. Workers at the Shell depot in Kampala who are always off during weekends were today seen trying to salvage the situation. Sources at the shell depot say most up country branches will only be able to get fuel supplies by Tuesday.