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(From New Vision (Uganda) - AAGM)
CHRISTMAS bonus! The international and local price of petroleum has gone down. In a period of two months the prices has dropped from $72 to $60 a barrel and in the same period the local price of petrol has fallen from sh2,250 to sh1,850 a litre. The price of diesel has dropped from sh2,000 to sh1,630.
However, total hooliganism and anarchy reign in the public transport sector. One week to Christmas, the transport fares for most upcountry routes have almost doubled. Year in year out at Christmas the public transport operators hike the fares and cheat Ugandans with impunity.
Public transport costs are calculated to …