- The president’s comments came in the wake of galloping fuel prices in Uganda.
- Diesel in Kampala sells for Ush6,500 ($1.72) a litre, while petrol sells for Ush7,000 ($1.85).
Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has flagged an accelerated shift to electric vehicles and clean energy as a long-term solution to deflect the soaring costs of oil and gas caused by the war in Ukraine.
“This is the answer. The correct way is to start moving away from petrol to electric cars, and we have already started,” President Museveni said, rejecting fuel subsidies suggested in some quarters to lower costs.
According to The East African, President Museveni's comment came during a live TV broadcast following the galloping fuel prices in Uganda on Wednesday.