Arthur Matsiko

About the Author Arthur Matsiko

Arthur Matsiko is a Sub Editor at The Observer newspaper in Uganda.

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Ugandas Stone City: What Went Wrong with Jinja?

Approximately 81 km east of Kampala, Uganda’s capital, lies Jinja. Once one of the major industrial centres in East Africa, not to mention the source of the world’s longest river – the Nile River – the town is now characterized by dilapidated buildings, a potholed road network and land wrangles. The lost glory of this historic city shows no sign of recovery, writes Arthur Matsiko