New Fuel Filling Stations Put on Halt in Gulu City

The Chairperson of National Physical Planning Board (NPPB), Ms Amanda Ngabirano

New Fuel Filling Stations Put on Halt in Gulu City

Gulu City Council has been directed by National Physical Planning Board to halt issuing of licences to new fuel filling stations with in the business district.

This directive was made in a meeting between the National Physical planning, leaders and stakeholders in Gulu City last week.

According to the Chairperson of National Physical Planning Board (NPPB), Ms Amanda Ngabirano, filling stations are so risky in case of fire outbreaks.

Before becoming a city, Gulu Municipality Council’s physical planning department had cleared the establishment of 16 fuel filling stations within the central business district some of which do not conform to the regulations put in place by planning authorities.

Ms Ngabirano said most filling stations are situated with in a distance of one kilometre instead of the recommended three-kilometres.

She advised business men who have an idea of investing in fuel filling stations in Gulu City to halt the idea till everything is settled.