MV Kalangala has today resumed operations on route of Nakiwogo-Lutoboka after being grounded for eight months.
The vessel suspended its operations on February 9 for periodic mandatory docking inspection which was done in Mwanza, Tanzania.
It should be remembered that last year MV Kalangala was not serviced which caused anxiety among travelers.
When the inspection was done the vessel remained docked because of the high water levels of Lake Victoria.
Sadala Musoke the Chief Executive Offer of Nation Oil Distributors Ltd says the vessel will be operating while observing the COVID-19 standard operating procedures.
“Passengers will have to take a mandatory temperature check, sanitize, wash hands before entering the vessel, wear facemasks and social distancing”
Musoke added that the vessel will also carry half capacity passengers from the usual 120 to only 50 people.
“We will be taking half capacity but our charges will remain the same. Until we finish discussing the issue of increasing the fares with the Ministry of Transport of which we will communicate any changes”