By Obbo yusuf
Nexus petroleum joins Ugandan fuel market with a launch of its first station in Iganga.
According to Ayub Abdirahman, the nexus country manager their headquarters are in Kenya Nairobi and with this move of joining the fuel business in Uganda starting with iganga soon they will spread across the country.
Ayub has appealed to Ugandan government to ease the entry process of fuel trucks especially through Busia border to avoid delay which lead to low supply of fuel hence leading to increase in prices.
“I would like to request government to ease the process of letting the fuel trucks in the country because it’s because of the delay that fuel prices are growing high”
Ayub adds on that the reason as to why nexus selected Iganga as its first home in Uganda is its strategic location on the highway of Busia Malaba thus it’s short distance from Kenya where the fuel is coming from which will enable them supply as many liters as they can if government eases the entry process.
The launch attracted different leaders of business community and politicians.
Sam Ngogolo the chairman of traders in iganga used this opportunity to lash out at fuel stations owners in the country who keep increasing fuel prices every time.
‘’With this influx of fuel stations in the country and then owners go on increasing prices taking us to be fools ,we are happy that the competition is growing so that the clients will only support those whose prices are friendly. we are also praying so hard so that Nexus the new fuel station will be a friendly center for all fuel users along this highway’’
The deputy Resident District Commissioner Iganga, Namagogo Hajira has urged Nexus to support in fighting unemployment in Busoga particular in iganga district by giving the first priority to the natives of Iganga before they think of outsiders
The deputy Rdc also requested the operators of such big businesses like fuel station to always provide security cameras around the place of work to help fight insecurities more so in the nights, where most times operators are attacked and robbed.