Paraa ferry resumes operations

Friday December 6 2019

Ferry Crossing on Victoria Nile at Paraa in

Ferry Crossing on Victoria Nile at Paraa in Murchison Falls National Game Park. PHOTO BY FRANCIS MUGERWA 

By FRANCIS MUGERWA

Paraa ferry in Murchison Falls National Park has resumed operations after water levels in River Nile receded.

On Tuesday, water levels on River Nile raised and submerged the ferry docking point at Paraa Murchison Falls National Park.

The flooding made it difficult for vehicles to enter the ferry, witnesses said.

"This is to inform all that the Ferry at Paraa is now operational. We regret the inconveniences caused by the floods that had swept it to the ground," said Mr Bashir Hangi, the Uganda Wildlife Authority spokesperson, on Friday.

The ferry is mainly used by tourists crossing river Nile to view various tourist attractions in the area.

River Nile burst its banks, cutting off Pakwach Bridge, the main gateway to West Nile sub-region.

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The region is also a gateway to Northeastern DRC, South Sudan, and Central African Republic with hundreds of trailers transiting through the region to various destinations.

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