Uganda's Sunday Monitor Reports: Kampala, Jinja town residents breathing themselves to the grave

Kampala. For several years now, Flora Nantume, who operates a kiosk on the Kampala-Jinja highway, has suffered persistent flu and cough because of the contaminated air in the city. “I got tired of treating the cough and flu because I cannot stop the dust from blowing over into my shop,” Nantume says, adding that she only worries for her two children of three and six years. Nantume, just like thousands of Kampala City dwellers, are oblivious of the contamination in the dust and fumes generated by vehicles, bad roads, poor drainage and poor disposal of waste, among others. In a September 2016 report, the World Health Organisation (WHO) ranks Kampala as one of the most polluted cities on the African continent after Kaduna in northern Nigeria. More at