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News in pictures - July 6

By Abbey Ramadhan

Added 6th July 2020 01:00 PM

News in pictures - July 6

Railway market in Kireka

MARKET| RAILWAY| BUSINESS

Kireka residents risk their lives on the railway

Residents of Kireka, Kira Municipality in Wakiso District have turned the railway line into a market without realising how dangerous this could be.

People sell their merchandise in the middle of the rail line and even the pedestrians move confidently without fear as they move with children.

Photo by Ramadhan Abbey 

Railway market in Kireka
Railway market in Kireka
Railway market in Kireka
Railway market in Kireka
Railway market in Kireka
Railway market in Kireka
Railway market in Kireka
Railway market in Kireka

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Are Ugandans tired of working out from home?

In one of his Presidential addresses on how the country can fight the spread of coronavirus, the President Kaguta Museveni urged Ugandans to exercise indoors. However, some Ugandans have taken to the streets to jog and workout from the Northern Bypass in Kireka, Wakiso district. Our Photojournalist Francis Emorut captured these images. 

Jogging outdoors
Jogging outdoors
Jogging outdoors
Jogging outdoors
Jogging outdoors
Jogging outdoors

Heavy rain blocks Kampala Roads

Early morning rains have left most rpads in Kampala impassable. Many Ugandans could barely cross the flooding roads.

Lawrence Kittata captured the moments. 

Morning rain blocks Kampala roads.
Morning rain blocks Kampala roads.
Morning rain blocks Kampala roads.
Morning rain blocks Kampala roads.
Morning rain blocks Kampala roads.
Morning rain blocks Kampala roads.
Morning rain blocks Kampala roads.
Morning rain blocks Kampala roads.
Morning rain blocks Kampala roads.
Morning rain blocks Kampala roads.
Morning rain blocks Kampala roads.
Morning rain blocks Kampala roads.

 

Women cycle to work

Women find solace in cycling as a means to go to work after public transport costs were more than doubled. This came after a presidential directive to taxi and bus operators to observe social distancing by loading half of the carrier's capacity, in so doing doubling the fares. MARIA WAMALA brings you pictures of women cycling to work along Jinja road in Kampala.

Women cycle to work
Women cycle to work
Women cycle to work
Women cycle to work
Women cycle to work
Women cycle to work
Women cycle to work
Women cycle to work
Women cycle to work

 

Gulu life without masks

In Gulu city, most pedestrians, motorists and commuters go about their public life as was pre-Covid-19 times. Face masks are still left to a few and the general means of transport is bodabodas even though there is a presidential directive stopping people from using motorbikes.

Photos by Dennis Ojwee

Gulu life without masks
Gulu life without masks
Gulu life without masks
Gulu life without masks
Gulu life without masks
Gulu life without masks
Gulu life without masks
Gulu life without masks
Gulu life without masks
Gulu life without masks
Gulu life without masks

Buyende children run errands on bicycles

Bicycles in Buyende district are a common means of transport both for the adults, and interestingly, for many children. It is, therefore, common to see many children riding bicycles going about errands such as shopping or even fetching water.

Photos by Henry Nsubuga

Buyende children run errands on bicycles
Buyende children run errands on bicycles
Buyende children run errands on bicycles
Buyende children run errands on bicycles
Buyende children run errands on bicycles
Buyende children run errands on bicycles
Buyende children run errands on bicycles
Buyende children run errands on bicycles
Buyende children run errands on bicycles
Buyende children run errands on bicycles
Buyende children run errands on bicycles
Buyende children run errands on bicycles

What happens when a soldier meets a market vendor?

Maj. Gen. Leopold Kyanda, Chief of Staff Land Force at Uganda People's Defence Force (UPDF) interacting with Rosemary Namukasa, a vendor at Portbell market at Luzira during an inspection to ensure the locals meet the required measures of fighting COVID -19 pandemic.
Photos by Shamim Saad
Soldier meets market vendor
Soldier meets market vendor
Soldier meets market vendor
Soldier meets market vendor
Soldier meets market vendor
Soldier meets market vendor

 

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