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PHOTOS: When It Rains In Kampala City

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Led by their chairman, Semugoma Kigozi Bamulanzeki, the traders revealed that the situation arose due to the breakdown of a power transformer, something that has brought their businesses to a standstill.


Meanwhile, Umeme staff responded swiftly and promised to work on the power transformer before 4:00pm calming the angry traders and and allowing them an opportunity to return to their businesses.

The DPC, Central Police Station (CPS), Denis Namuwoza has condemned the act by the traders of blocking the road and throwing rubbish in the road adding that this is unfair as it disorganises other road users, hence promising to work hand in hand with Umeme to ensure that situations like this don’t arise again.

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Some of the areas normally hit most by such rains include Nateete in Lubaga division where shops and roads fill up with water not leaving out homes where water rises up to the brim.

This youngman is a cleaner in town but wont eat today if he doesnot swim across the floods

When that happens, people cannot easily travel from one spot to another. Working persons have to skip a day and have their salaries reduced following their absence.

School kids have to miss classes that day because, basing on their small sizes and tender ages; they cannot battle it out with “artificial lakes” that form amidst the roads.

This woman has to pick up the reminder of her property from the raging floods

People’s properties including household items are normally washed away in the massive floods that follow heavy rains.


Boda boda riders (both motorcycles and bicycles) usually exploit this opportunity to overcharge passengers who want to be ferried across the water-logged and impassable roads.

For boda bodas, it is time to make a living

On such occasions, one has to part with Shs 1000 in order to enjoy the services.


“These two days have been a disaster for me as I have nowhere to work from. My shop is filled with water and all my property has been destroyed,” lamented Jennifer Namusoke, a shop owner in Kigagga Zone.


Namusoke is confident that if government and other concerned authorities come out to the help the masses and clean up the drainage channels in the area, this catastrophe can be avoided.


However, George Kibirige, the chairman of the area blames the residents for dumping rubbish in the drainage channels which he says blocks them leading to floods.

This woman wont go to work today because there is nowhere to pass

“We have warned them time and again to do away with this habit but have turned a deaf ear to our advice,” explained Kibirige.


Meanwhile, the heavy rains are not only catastrophic but a blessing in disguise for other residents who use the opportunity to boost their businesses.


“I have been able to record high sales for porridge due to the coldness. People flock into my hotel in hundreds demanding for the delicacy,” stressed Bridget Mbatudde.


Other traders dealing in gumboots and jackets also record increased sales due to the bad weather.

Armed with her gumboots, this woman has to work nomatter what

The most booming business probably next to the tea and porridge type is that of umbrellas.


In such emergencies, one has no choice but to buy such items whose, obviously get over inflated due to the excessively high demand.

Kids who cant afford umbrellas are forced to improvise with banana leaves

In the meantime, Uganda National Roads Authority continues to promise an improvement on the roads and the Kampala Capital City Authority also cements such reiterating that it is their duty to clear sewages and rubbish in and around the city.


KCCA will come out to explain why matters are the way they stand, hopefully.

For UNRA, well, let us see what they have to say about it.

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