Saturday, June 13, 2009

The future of Gulu town

The view from my hotel shows a small range of the city.

In the foreground are pieces of some of the slums in the town. In the background is the hilly area refered to as quarters, where the old colonial seat was held. Just visible is the 5 floor addition to the luxury hotel being built, one of three luxury hotels in Gulu.

Now that peace is here, and emergency aid workers are leaving, I wonder who will fill these hotels? Will Sudanese traders pay $50 a night when they can find good housing for $10? Or will development aid workers move in to fill the supply?And if so, what will the place look like in 10 years?

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