This is one of those times when you wished you could take photos but even so you couldn’t get it. It was just so bizarre!
Driving home from Kibale NP we were dodging potholes in the very bad stretch of road between Fort Portal and Kyenjojo. We came around a corner and there was a young man walking slowly down the middle of the road waving a hi-vis vest helicopter (or Kevin Sheedy) style above his head.
Following him was a tipper truck with 20 men standing in the back using shovels to pitch dirt into the potholes. Their aim was very good! Then followed a man with a eucalyptus branch, which he was using as a broom, sweeping any errant dirt into the potholes. A water truck followed along last. It sprays the water into the air to catch any airborne dust so you better be sure your windows are up and wipers working.
We laughed, but then we realised it actually does a good job! The potholes filled the previous day were set hard as concrete and we were no longer having to dart all over the road to miss them.
Well done Uganda! The only thing missing was the red and green flag wavers NOT telling us what to do.
Photos are of tea plantations along the road. It is such a pretty part of Uganda!