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Kawali Rock Quarry

Posted on October 26, 2015 at 4:30 AM

When the Entebbe Express Highway was constructed through Kawali (which will be the next blog post), the cliffs of Kawali became a rock quarry. These rocks are free ($$) for the taking. I have spent some time watching these workers, and it never fails to astound me!

 

Rocks are hand harvested and loaded. Men can be found with a rudimentary instrument similar to a crow bar to pry these large boulders from the cliffs. Several men then hoist these stones into the back of trucks and take them away for whatever job. Some people (mainly women or elderly men) have set up small work stations at the rock quarry. They use homemade hammer-like tools to smash stones into smaller bits which they can sell.

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