On Saturday, Rt. Rev. Robert Muhiirwa, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Portal, flagged off the pilgrims from Uganda Martyrs Minor Basilica in Munyonyo. The Minister for Tourism, Wildlife, and Antiquities Tom Butime was among the pilgrims.
Many traders are attending to buyers without wearing face masks and those who have the masks are not wearing them appropriately. Streets and roads in town are also congested with motorists driving and riding close to each other, some carrying more passengers than permitted.
So far, the pavement layer is almost completed with a small section left. The layer has been marked to enable taxis to park in an orderly manner. There are streets lights installed and steps constructed to ease the entry of passengers into the Park.
Vendors sleep on verandas while some on the floor at their stalls. By 7 pm, vendors start gathering at food vending points to eat or grab a drink, in this case, tea or porridge. Other vendors make their own meals as they play music and engage in conversations while at their stalls. Some cook in groups.
Early this Month, Amongi suspended operations in the markets saying they had failed to maintain the 4 meter physical distancing directed by the government in an effort to fight the spread of the Coronavirus Disease-COVID-19. She gave vendors two days to reorganize before they would be allowed to resume operations.
Following President Yoweri Museveni’s ban on public and private transport in addition to closing business operations in order to contain the spread of Covid19, Uganda Radio Network –URN took a walk to Kampala streets known for being crowded from morning till late evening.
Christmas is celebrated annually on December 25th to mark the birth of Jesus Christ. Ahead of the D-day, celebrants take to different places to shop for the festivities and their loved ones, something that partly explains why different business centers decorate to attract customers.
The rain started a few minutes after 6:00 am and took the better part of Tuesday morning. Road users, business, school children, among others, were affected in a downpour that preceded almost two hours of inactivity.
Mwerasandu tin site is located 27km from Ntungamo town and just 15km to the Uganda- Rwanda border. This hill is a lifeline to more than 1,000 artisanal miners. Tin mining at this site started in 1930s. Zarnack Holdings U currently has a 30 year licence for the site. The licence was awarded in 2011 and will run up to 2031. The company has not been active. The company allows artisanal miners to mine but sell the tin to the company. Uganda Radio Network visited the 202.2 hectares site and brings you photo moments of artisanal miners.