Faced with the sharp increase in prices of everyday products, Ugandans are struggling to make ends meet. Authorities are blaming the situation on the long term effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and the raging war in Ukraine.
As a concerned citizen with several believers, the Holy city church Entebbe overseer brother Ronnie Makabai has implored his congregation to work hard and set their eyes above the souring wave of commodity prices in the country asserting that the prices have been raising and not relenting over the years. He however called on the flock to pray to the Lord Jesus Christ to enable them afford the high cost of living.
With the major disruptions changing the world order, Uganda will most likely have to make strategic changes and look for new suppliers since Kampala has been importing 48% of its Wheat from Russia and Ukraine.
Despite of the government long term strategy of curbing fuel crisis, through the introduction of electrified motor vehicles which are currently expensive for local population, the citizens till bleed in agony of high fuel prices which the government has proved important to arrest.
President Museveni who has so far not provided any short term solution towards this escalation, he says Ugandans should learn to be frugal in whatever they as are using.
Meanwhile Kenya being the economic gateway to Uganda and anything that disrupts its peace lodges a direct attack on Uganda, as it was in 2007 elections that saw scores dead due to violence that emanated from counter accusations between candidates after former PresidentMwai Kibaki was declared the winner of the presidential election held on December 27, 2007.
Supporters of Kibaki’s main opponent in that election, Raila Odinga of the Orange Democratic Movement, alleged electoral manipulation thus the crisis that saw Uganda’s economic spine shrink. It is upon this backdrop the Man of God Brother Ronnie Makabai presiding over the Sunday service asked the congregated multitudes which included Kenyan pastors to pray for peace to prevail in the country as it heads to polls come 9th August.