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A child drinking water flowing out of a pipe in a retaining wall of a building in Kijambia zone, Rubaga division in Kampala on Monday. Some parts of the city are underserved, even though over 90% of Kampala is served by the National Water and Sewerage Corporation. Our photojournalist Abbey Ramadhan captured this slideshow.
Refugee children hassle to access clean and safe water
Refugee children hassle to access water from River Mabolia in Kyangwali refugee settlement, Kikube district curved out of Hoima district.
The country is still grappling with lack of access to clean and safe water as only 68% of the population access it according to the Ministry of Water and Environment report 2019.
Francis Emorut captured some of the children heading to fetch water and those washing clothes.
Life around Nakivuubo Channel
As people struggle to get back on the streets and shops to work, some clever Ugandans have opted to use some parts of Nakivubo Channel to earn a living as they conduct several businesses including washing of car tyres, shoes among other jobs.
However the same channel is being used by vendors as a hide out when KCCA is chasing them off the streets and also serving a shelter to the homeless.
The Nakivubo Channel is known to be a hub for street kids and criminals commonly known as the ‘kifeesi'. Ivan Kabuye was there.
Running battles between police and arcade traders
Police and traders operating in Arcades were Tuesday morning onvolved in running battles as the latter could not allow the former to open the arcades.
Arcades in Kampala remained closed on Tuesday morning despite traders under the Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) resolving on Monday to open their shops despite a ban by the government aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19. Joseph Makumbi captured the moments.
Drama as Police arrests arcade traders
Defiance comes with extreme force or resistance and this can be a dramatic situation. Stuart Yiga's camera could not stop blinking at these scenes as Police engaged in running battles with Kampala arcade traders who decided to disobey the President's directives so as to combat COVID-19 in the Uganda, Tuesday morning.