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Govt’s urged to provide free water supply in slum areas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The impacts of the new coronavirus disease-COVID-19 could be considerably higher on the urban poor living in slums where overcrowding makes it difficult to follow recommended measures such as social distancing and self-isolation. Regular hand-washing has been highlighted as a key tool in combating …

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Heavy rains torment Kampala’s slum dwellers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | While the onset of season-long rains brought relief to drought-hit areas of Uganda, slum dwellers in Kampala are struggling to cope with constant floods and sewage runoffs. Stephen Maniraguha, a resident of Mulago II Ward in Kamwokya says that the recurrent weather conditions are …

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