Morning Downpour Disrupts Trade, Traffic

Morning Downpour Disrupts Trade, Traffic

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By Andrew Irumba

Kampala: The heavy rains that fell in Kampala, Wakiso, Entebbe, Mukono and other parts of the country have disrupted both traffic and trade.  Pictures coming in from our readers indicate that Kampala Central Business District (CBD) was affected most by floods.

A man carries a stranded boy across the flooded streets

Several parts of downtown Kampala became impassable because of the floods. However, unemployed youth used this as an opportunity to make quick money by carrying stranded pedestrians across the flooded streets. Meanwhile traders are crying foul after a lot of their merchandise being destroyed and others washed away by the floods.

The only solution was to carry the pedestrians

Actually, many traders had to brave the heavy rains to save their goods from being washed away. When it came to the roads, many of them were flooded and others cut off by the rain water, something that caused heavy traffic jam. Here are some pictures from our readers showing how flooded Kampala was.  It has become a norm of sorts that whenever it rains in Uganda several parts of the country get flooded; and the government is yet to do something about it.

City roads were very impassable

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