With the help of a loud speaker, Kayemba Stephen’s voice booms out above the noise of the visitors and bustle as folks make their option to work on this busiest a part of Uganda’s capital, Kampala.
“Obtain Jesus right now!” the preacher, identified on the streets as Sulphur Trainer, urges passers-by with a swagger as if he believes everyone seems to be intently listening to what he has to say.
Some hurry on, others cease and stare, and lovers take part, shouting “hallelujah” and “amen” in response.
His work – in addition to that of the numerous different road evangelists – has been the topic of debate within the metropolis, because the authorities have proposed methods to tidy up the capital.
Auma Laura, one other member of this group, takes up the microphone, praying and talking in tongues.
There’s a rasping high quality to the 28-year-old’s voice as if the day by day hour of preaching is catching up along with her.
However the younger lady, who works in buyer relations in a financial institution, just isn’t deterred.
“I see God utilizing me. I see myself praying for the sick they usually get healed, so I can’t cease now,” she tells the BBC.
“Uganda is for God,” the preachers declare as some kneel down in fervour.
Others come ahead to be blessed.
Uganda is a deeply spiritual nation and final month, when senior Kampala official Hudu Hussein was reported to have mentioned that the missionaries had a month to depart the streets, there was an outcry.
He later mentioned he was misquoted and didn’t want to “make battle with God”. However he wished preachers to not harass folks of their autos “or erect loud audio system the place their voice can be sufficient”.
However it’s unlikely that town’s road clergy will probably be delay.
“I like the streets, I like participating folks. We have now been doing this each morning since 2 January, and we hope to hold on all year long,” says Janet Musisi, who co-ordinates this group.
Pc engineer Pius Eritu, 28, has been, in his phrases, “profitable souls” on the streets for the previous three years.
A couple of persons are impolite, however he has discovered to disregard the negatives and keep on, he says.
Pastor Masasi Edson has pledged that this 12 months he can be preaching on the streets every single day of the week.
He believes that his message is highly effective however “for many who do not reply instantly, at the least we put together the stage for the subsequent preacher”.
And there will probably be a subsequent preacher, no matter what town authorities resolve to do.
All pictures by Miriam Watsemba