Uganda, May 8 -- The latest consumer price index (CPI) print indicates that energy, fuel and utilities inflation was, along with services inflation and food crops inflation, one of the key monthly inflation drivers. The dataset put out by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (Ubos) shows that diesel and petrol prices increased by 1.4 percent and 0.4 percent respectively in April.

Uganda has previously blamed so-called middlemen for the consistent failure to offer competitive discounts at the pump.

Uganda's petroleum products, and indeed those of countries in the hinterland, are imported through Kenya via a government-to-government (GtG) arrangement.

Previously, an Open Tender System (OTS) was used. Mr Museveni is not in doubt that the curre...