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Musinguzi Blanshe

Freelance contributor

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Musinguzi Blanshe is a freelance contributor to the Thomson Reuters Foundation based in Kampala, Uganda.

December 26, 2022

Uganda motorbike taxi driver Charles Ssebale fears his vehicle could be repossessed at any moment, having failed to keep up with his loan repayments after the East African nation imposed a two-month lockdown to contain a deadly outbreak of Ebola.

The 41-year-old father-of-seven saw his usual daily earnings - about 40,000 Ugandan shillings ($11) - drop by about 75% during the lockdown, which ended on Dec. 17.