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Pictorial; Kampala Streets Deserted after Nominaton-Day Disruptions

As most roads in the north and eastern parts of Kampala were blocked to motorized traffic, motorists using the Kampala-Jinja Highway to the city centre were most affected, with traffic being diverted at Jokas Hotel through Kyaliwajjala and Port Bell Road to the city Centre.
02 Nov 2020 19:07
Old Kira Road blocked to limit traffic along the road where NUP headquarters are located
Business Activities in Kampala were on Monday, affected by the disruptions in transport, as police enforced safety measures for the nominations for presidential candidates taking place at Kyambogo University Cricket grounds. 

As most roads in the north and eastern parts of Kampala were blocked to motorized traffic, motorists using the Kampala-Jinja Highway to the city centre were most affected, with traffic being diverted at Jokas Hotel through Kyaliwajjala and Port Bell Road to the city Centre.

Many workers failed to get through the resultant traffic congestion, with some reporting having been stuck on the road for up to three hours, before deciding to return home.

Several organisation's decided to give their workers two to three days off, especially for those who use the Jinja highway corridor to commute to the city daily. In the usually busy city streets, traffic was unusually low, and was mainly characterized by bodaboda cyclists and a few commuter taxis.