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Handkerchiefs for facemasks
As the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health encourage people to use facemasks in communities to fight and contain the spread of COVID 19, some Ugandans have adamantly refused to wear facemask.
They have resorted to using handkerchiefs to protect themselves from the Coronavirus which doctors say are ineffective in stopping the transmission of the virus.
Shamim Saad brings you random pictures of locals using handkerchiefs instead of face masks.
Face masks, the booming business in Kampala city
Forget about the quality and standard of the recommended face mask one should wear to protect him/her from contracting COVID 19.
The current business booming in the heart of Kampala city is the sale of face masks.
Many youths have seen an opportunity of making lots of money and thronged the city to venture into such a business following the Presidential directive for all the people to wear face masks in a bid to stop the spread of Coronavirus.
Our Photographer, Shamim Saad captured them on camera transacting business on different streets on Kampala.
Women carry luggage on their heads
Women have always been regarded as the weaker sex, who could not easily carry heavy luggage by themselves.
But as the saying goes, desperate times call for desperate measures, quite a number of women in downtown, Kampala have resorted to carrying their own luggage on heads, as they claim, they do not have money to pay porters, bicycle riders and Boda Bodas to do deliveries for them.
Shamim Saad, our photographer captured some of the pictures as can be seen.
Lapidaries not affected by COVID-19 pandemic
Even though the COVID -19 pandemic has hit most businesses in the country, lapidariess are rejoicing because their commercial industry was not suspended by President Yoweri Museveni as the country fights the spread of COVID19. Photos by Juliet Lukwago
Lukwago tours Panda Pier village in Luzira
The Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has toured Panda Pier village in Luzira which was greatly affected recently by the rising water levels from Lake Victoria that destroyed a number of houses.
While at a meeting with the residents, he pledged to support them after the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) issued them with an environmental restoration order letter on July 9th, asking they vacate the land. Shamim Saad was there.
Unknown baby allegedly sacrificed in Rakai
Residents of Nsimbo Butiti in Lwanda sub country, Rakai district were Thursday stunned by the body of an unknown baby in the area.
The stingy smell led the residents to a bag back were the body was shoved and dumped. The police was called in the area to investigate the matter.
Our reporter Johnbosco Mulyowa was at the scene.