70 per cent of oil used in Uganda come from Kenya


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Kenya’s neighboring country Uganda imports more than half of the oil it uses from Kenya.

According to the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), oil is one of the major commodities that pass through the Busia One Stop Border Point (OSBP) to Uganda.

This is the major reason for the long queues of fuel tanks at the border which take two to three hours before they are cleared to cross the border.

About 70 per cent of oil used in Uganda is exported from Kenya and this is one of our major sources of revenue

Joackim Mwawasi

Speaking during a media tour at the Busia OSBP on Friday, the station manager, Joackim Mwawasi noted that most of the revenue collected at the post comes from oil traders.

“About 70 per cent of oil used in Uganda is exported from Kenya and this is one of our major sources of revenue,” he said.

Mwasasi further noted that the major challenge that they are currently facing the transport system is poor road network to the post.

“The road to the post is in a bad state but we are in negotiations with the Kenya Highways Authority to construct it for easy accessibility to the post,” said Mwasasi.

Frequent power fluctuation affecting the system and scanner operation posing clearance delays is also a challenge at the post.

Austine Ogalo
Austine Ogalohttp://www.lakeregionbulletin.co.ke
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