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Manufacturing in Uganda

  • People are desperate for work and they will take any job

    UGANDA, 2013/11/27 Getting to work this morning, I counted about six KCCA workers (women) sweeping roads and none of them was wearing a dust mask. Two of the women, to protect themselves from the dust, had tied pieces of cloth around their noses but the rest swept away, unprotected. Continued exposure to dust can trigger or result in respiratory-related diseases (asthma, bronchitis, emphysema) with characteristics such as pulmonary inflammation, chest tightness and airway obstruction, according to Such hazards and others are, however, ignored by both employers and employees.