UNRA Halts Kiyindi Ferry Services

The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has suspended the Kiyindi Ferry Service over failure of pontoon sections of floating structure. The ferry connects Buvuma Islands to Kampala and Jinja.

According to Allan Ssempebwa Kyobe, viagra the Manager for Media Relations at UNRA, prostate the ferry experienced the failure on Tuesday March 7th and that the halt in operations is to ensure safety of passengers.

“The ferry’s operations have been halted because it is not safe for public use, ” said Kyobe in a statement.

“This is to allow our maintenance team to remove and repair the damaged pontoons. As soon as the repairs are done, we will restore the ferry to its normal operations,” he added.

Kyobe said that in the meantime, the route will be served by a ferry of reduced capacity until the main one is fixed.

“We would like to inform the public that we are also working towards rehabilitating the former Bukakata Ferry so that we have a more reliable ferry across the Islands by November 2017,” he said.

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