LOCAL DEALERS ARRESTED FOR DEALING IN PETROLEUM PRODUCTS WITHOUT A LICENCE

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The Territorial Police in Kampala Metropolitan North, on the 19.09.2022, conducted a raid at the home of Bangi Stephen, a 38-year-old businessman, of Quata zone, Kanyanya ward, Kawempe division, in Kampala district, and found him with 30,000 litres of diesel, that was parked in jerrycans. He was also found ferrying more fuel in a mobile fuel tanker, registration number, UBG, 128E, and charged with dealing in Petroleum Products without a trading license.

Upon interrogation, the suspect admitted to dealing in diesel fuel, without a licence and in a non-gazetted facility, that is within his compound. There were no fire fighting measures, and no escape route, incase of a fire outbreak or disaster. It also serious environmental related threats to the neighborhood. The fact that an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) was not done, makes it difficult, to establish whether, there are any spill-over effects, in the neighborhood or not

We advise the public not to consume or buy such fuel products from unauthorized outlets, due to the potential of consuming adulterated fuel that may cause damage to your motor vehicles, motorcycles or other machines.

We are awaiting additional reports from NEMA and Ministry of Energy and then forward the file to the DPP. We do further caution all other illegal dealers in Petroleum products, without appropriate licences, to ensure they obtain them, so as to remain in the business, on legitimate grounds.

 

 

 

SCP Enanga Fred

Police Spokesperson

26th September 2022

 

 

 

 

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