Misery As Ugandans Miss X-mas Over Hiked Fares

here sans-serif; color: #222222;”>Our Corp, click Sam Waswa, caught up with a dozen travellers stranded at Qualicel bus terminal, who told him that they had decided to cancel their travel due to hiked fares.

“I was headed for Mbarara together with my siblings, and although I had anticipated high fares, Shs 300,000 for the fivr of us is simply too much. I suppose we may have to wait for December 26 or 27,” a one Nicholas Mugabe told us.

Some travellers remained stranded with their luggage at fares trippled

Christmas Eve as has traditionally become associated with meat: is the day no cow, goat, sheep or chicken would normally look forward to.

At Kampala Meat packers, the country’s biggest outlet, workers told us that business was grander than in the previous couple of years.

Scores tunred up on the meaty mission

Scores turned up to grab themselves the best for tomorrow’s buffet.


“We also had more corporate and other organisations buying in bulk for Christmas parties and maybe other events,” a one Hajji Musa Magezi said.

Though uptown streets remained mildly busy with most shops and offices closed for the festivities, downtown Kampala was even more chaotic, with vendors of clothes, shoes and jewellery screaming vociferously about their crazy Christmas discount offers.

At meat packers a kilo of beef went for Shs 7,500

Meanwhile, at the weeklong Arts and Crafts Christmas Bazaar at Centenary Park, buyers had a chance to spice up their festive season with a touch of art and tradition.

On sale at relatively low prices were handmade dresses, shirts, handbags, sandals as well as other beautiful artefacts to give the home a brand new look.

Ahabwe says this Chrismas deserve a special touch of art and tradition

“We thought it was worth for this Christmas season and we are glad that buyers showed up in big numbers in the last three days,” said Blaire Nahabwe.

“The number has not been good today probably because many have left for the holidays.”

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