By TEA Reporter,
KALANGALA district in Uganda made up of several scattered islands is to acquire two new ferries by June 2010, Deo Nsereko, the resident district commissioner, has said.
Currently, there is only one ferry – MV Kalangala, operating the Kampala-Kalangala islands route.
“The two new, ‘modern and reliable’ ferries will work concurrently with MV Kalangala at the Nakiwogo landing site,” Nsereko added.
He said the ferries would help islanders, to ease the hardships over transport.
“Recently, when MV Kalangala was not working, the movement of people and goods was affected,” noted. MV Kalangala had gone for periodic mandatory docking inspection in Mwanza, Tanzania.
The vessel underwent minor repairs and resumed operations last month.
“The Ugandan ministry of Transport & Works is committed to maintaining effective transport services in the country,” Susan Kataike, the works ministry spokesperson, said recently.