Labour Day Highlights Kampala's Mixed Fortunes

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Taking a walk today on the streets of Kampala arouses mixed feelings about the plight of Ugandan workers as the country joins the rest of the world to commemorate International Labour Day. Marked Annually on May 1, the day is used to pay tribute and respect to workers and their contribution to the growth and development of economies across the globe.

While celebrations are underway at Saza ground in Pallisa, members of the business community are toiling to make ends meet. Dozens of men and women alike, are strolling the streets of Kampala with merchandise, hoping to find the next buyer.

The situation is however different in Kampala's 'green zone'; the area that hosts government departments, agencies and corporations. Here, all offices are closed and the streets isolated depicting a nation taken over by the days' festivities.

URN brings you pictures from Kampala city.

Uganda celebrates this year's Labour Day under the theme "Building the Nation through Good Work Ethics."
 

 

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About the author

Olive Nakatudde
Olive Nakatudde is a URN journalist based in Kampala. Nakatudde has been a URN staff member since 2013.

Nakatudde started out in journalism in 2009 with Dembe FM radio in Kampala. In 2012, Nakatudde joined Voice of Africa as a political reporter. She has been a photographer since her journalism school days at Makerere University.

Nakatudde is interested in good governance and public policy, which she reports on intensively from the Uganda Parliament. She is a keen follower of cultural affairs in Buganda Kingdom and covers the kingdom's Lukiiko (parliament). Nakatudde also reports on education and health.

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A Woman vending oranges operates under a truck in downtown Kampala on Labour Day.
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A few shops remained under lock and key down town Kampala on Labour Day.
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A man riding merchandise from downtown Kampala on Labour Day.
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A section of Kampala Road on Labour Day.
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A section of shops along Kampala Road under lock and key on Labour Day.
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A section of the abandoned John Babiha Avenue in Kololo.
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A usually busy and packed Arua Park with free movement of traffic on Labour Day.
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A usually busy mini-price area in down town Kampala with few people on Labour Day.
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A woman vending mangoes in down town Kampala on Labour Day.
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An abandoned Speke road in Kampala City.
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An abandoned street on Kampala Road with a vendor sitting on the verandah and shops closed.
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Boda Boda Cyclist found along Kampala Road being entertained by a local muscian on Labour Day.
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Boda Boda Cyclists working at Insurance House in Kampala waiting for customers on Labour Day.
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Business was as usual down-town Kampala but with few buyers.
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Free movement of traffic at the usually busy fairway junction traffic lights around the Uganda Golf Course.
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Idle Boda Boda Cyclists in down town Kampala on Labour Day.
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Men Carrying Cargo in down town Kampala on Labour Day.
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Newspaper Vendors around Wandegeya traffic lights go on with business on Labour Day with street children in the background.
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Parliament Avenue on Labour Day.
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Some Traders opened up their work places on Labour Day.
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URN observed few passengers using the public transport system in Kampala City.
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