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The Inferno of Mbarara Central Market

Written by  Charles Tushabomwe-Kazooba

Uganda has experienced recent disasters leading to loss in monetary and human life. It may not compare what is happening with the images of the collapsing twin towers of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, but these have served as a reminder that all companies and individuals should have a contingency plan. This study was undertaken to describe disasters in Uganda and to investigate their impact and make recommendations for coping. The inferno of Mbarara was used as a case study because of the magnitude of destruction estimated at $1.89 million. The study was analytical and descriptive. Both qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection were employed. The study showed a great impact on companies and people.It was concluded that disasters are an unpleasant scenario, and have wide-ranging implications. When they happen, they affect government, companies, and individuals. Recommendations were derived from the study with the aim that their adoption would