Car window broke again (cable snapped) – fourth time this year! The result of a short-lived creative solution from local mechanics. It’s almost impossible to get these cables in Gulu without stealing them from another car or importing them from the west. So what local mechanics come up with is a wonderful solution if you rarely use your car windows: instead of using original Toyota parts, they use the clutch cables of Bajaj motorbikes (the common brand here). These clutch cables sell for the equivalent of 20p (30c); quite a bit cheaper than the $100 (£50) for the original. The clutch cables last for about a month, so… do the maths, we got another motorbike clutch cable… laughing all the way to the bank (and back to the mechanic again soon).

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