Power and/or Water…. Somehow.

The rainy season has come to Mbale with a big bang. Transformer blew and town went dark for some days. We could hear the humming of generators working and smell the gasoline exhausts in the cool air. I may very well despise the pollution, but, it’s hard to resist the conveniences of power. Like many, we migrated to cafes with generators to charge-up our electronics.

As for why the water is constantly shutting off in Mbale town, I really couldn’t tell you. Maybe its another Enron-style scheme in progress, buying and trading the supply of water for profits. But most likely it is just the way of Uganda. Sometimes we have power, sometimes we have water and maybe (just maybe) we have both.

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