Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) will start to mobilize the public to speak out against the increasing fuel and power tariffs.
The party Spokesperson, Ibrahim Semujju Nganda told reporters at the party headquarters on Monday that if government doesn’t come out to intervene in the prices, they will be left with no option but to rally people to demonstrate against what he called the economic injustice that has mostly affected the urban poor.
Fuels have in the past weeks shot from 3650 to 3850 for Petrol and from 3100 to 3300 for Diesel.
These prices differ at different petrol stations which according to fuel dealers is largely caused by the high prices is the increased crude oil prices on the international market, and the political tension in Kenya.
The opposition party claims government has deliberately looked on as Ugandans suffer.
“If you go upcountry in places like Arua, a liter of petrol is now nearly Shs 4000 and the pump price even in Kampala it keeps changing; the moment fuel prices go up, commodity prices go up, which eventually is reflected in the cost of living,” Semujju said.
The party mouthpiece noted that the party has talked about the subject matter for long adding that they will be mobilizing the population to speak about it themselves.
Semujju pointed out the irony that fuel prices in other countries are not shooting high even when prices of crude oil internationally have gone up.
“But even when the oil prices went down, the prices of fuel in Uganda didn’t go down to reflect the changes in the international oil market.”