By Solomon Hamala
The Prime Minister, Hon. Robinah Nabanja has directed all ministers to direct their efforts towards resolving the fuel crisis in the country that has seen fuel prices shoot higher than normal.
Speaking on phone while touring Iganga Main Hospital today 21st January, 2022, Nabanja said all ministers should leave their offices and comfort zones to address the crisis.
“You all should go camp at the Busia border to have all those fuel trucks stuck there cleared and let in. Busia should be your new office, home and focus,” Nabanja stressed.
It should be noted that a number of fuel trucks are being held at the Busia border pending drivers’ testing and clearing of the Covid 19.
This has plunged the country into a fuel crisis that has consequently led to increase in charges for transport services, goods and services.
On her tour at the facility, Nabanja noted that meetings to have the facility elevated to regional referral status are on.
She also noted that drug supply to the facility is to be increased. This followed a short meeting with the hospital administration where she was informed the facility is under supplied yet it serves over 5 districts in the Busoga region.
Patients whom Nabanja also visited on their sickbeds narrated to the Premier that they have always found difficulty moving outside the facility, moving along the ever busy Iganga-Mbale road to buy drugs and other usables from the nearby private clinics, where they are also charged exorbitantly.
Nabanja gave shs 50,000 to all patients in the children’s ward and shs 40,000 to all patients in the maternity ward.