An acute fuel shortage has hit Kitgum forcing motorists to form long cues at the only functional petrol station in the district.
The fuel shortage began early on Tuesday morning.
At Caltex Kitgum Station there was no petrol or diesel. The station manager, Benjamin Obote, said he had received no fuel supplies since Friday.
Obote blamed the shortage on renovations taking place at his station. He said engineers were still in the process of calibrating the station's new underground fuel tank and cannot store any fuel supplies until the work is done.
Obote said work at his petrol station would resume next week. In the meantime, Caltex Kitgum is only selling paraffin.
Motorists in Kitgum have been forced to form long winding queues at Gapco Petrol Station. Apart from the motorists, several people also formed lines clutching jerry cans to take fuel back to their cars parked outside the petrol station.
The manager of Gapco, Robinson Oryem Woko, said the situation had eased a little after a fuel tanker from Kampala delivered supplies on Tuesday afternoon. He predicted that conditions would remain dire until Caltex Kitgum resumes its operations.