Ferry to resume after three years
Posted Friday, February 15 2013 at 02:00
Back to life. The Kayunga-Kamuli ferry, expected to resume activities next month, has been lying dormant for three years.
The long awaited Kayunga-Kamuli ferry will be operational in March, ending three years of waiting by residents, officials of the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) have said.
The Shs3 billion ferry that has been docked at Nabuganyi Landing Site in Busaana Sub-county, has been lying idle after big stones were discovered on its route, making it hard for it to ply the Nabuganyi-Mbulamuti Route on River Nile.
The President then directed that the ferry be relocated to Kasana Landing Site.
The UNRA spokesperson, Mr Dan Alinange, yesterday said the ferry had been disbanded and relocated to Kasana, where it would be reassembled.
“We are now working on the access routes to the landing site in both districts so that the ferry starts operating by March,” Mr Alinange said.
He said test driving of the vessel would be carried out this month to ascertain the navigability of the route.