Transport has this evening been paralysed around Clock Tower as a result of flash floods following today afternoon's downpour in Kampala. The floods flowing from Clock Tower to Nakivubo Channel submerged the road making it nearly impassable for pedestrians and small cars.
The compound of Uganda Police Directorate of Fire Prevention and Rescue Services was also flooded. Youthful men were charging Shs 1,000 per person to be carried over the waters to the other side of the road.
People who couldn't pay opted to remove their shoes, fold their trousers and wade through the floodwaters. This isn't the first time Clock Tower is flooding. Various attempts have been made in vain to improve the drainage and ease the water flow.