By Curthbert Kigozi

Its 9:00am, and all you here from a distance are the echo’s of rocks rolling down hill and continuous sounds of a hammer heating tools locally identified as ‘’tindu’’ that are used in extracting rocks at kawanda quarry stone in wakiso.

Stone quarrying is the major activity in this area which the energetic men and women have taken up as a source of livelihood due to the booming construction industry.

Majority of the women opt for crushing the rocks into gravel because it matches their strength and men going in for extracting rocks a job Hassan Kato a quarry man explains that it takes three days and twelve hours a day to have a visible crack to follow in the process of extracting the rock.


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