By Babra Anyait
Voices against the rising fuel prices may have gone quiet but the impact of the same on businesses especially the tourism industry continues to be felt by the sector players.
According to the proprietor Great Lakes Safaris Ltd and Uganda Lodges Amos Wekesa, the tourism sector was one of the hardest-hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and now has not been spared by the sky rocketing fuel prices.
A liter of petrol currently costs about Shs 6,700 while that of diesel averages 6,300 at most filling stations across the country, compared to last year’s Shs 3,500.
Speaking to KFM, Wekesa advises sector players not sit and wait for fuel prices to drop because it might take a while, but rather consider investing in strong marketing strategies and attract new clients to boost their business.