The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has confirmed that President Museveni will today commission a 300 seated ferry MV Sigulu today during his campaigns in Busoga region.
The ultra modern MV Sigulu is by far the largest ferry in Uganda was built in Jinja at Masese harbour by the Dutch Company JGH. The ferry has a seating capacity of 300 passengers and can carry 20 small vehicles.
It has unique technologies and other facilities such as modern bathrooms, medical rooms, VIP Lounge and a Restaurant.
According to the info at Authority’s social platforms, the ferry will connect islands of Lolwe and Sigulu to the mainland in Namayingo.
UNRA said the ferry is expected to impact communities of Sigulu and Lolwe to easily access social services such as education, hospitals and courts of laws.
The ferry will also enable in provision of transportation of medical supplies, agricultural inputs and raw materials to Buvuma island.
UNRA further said that the ferry will help to reduce on water mortality rates which have increased due to the use of traditional water transport means like canoes.
The authority is hopeful that the new MV Sigulu will provide modern transport both to passengers and their goods, attract investors as well as boosting tourism in the areas.
When commissioned, the ferry will be covering routes of Bumalenge landing site (Sigulu), Kandenge landing site (Lolwe island) to the Main land in Namayingo district.
President Museveni who is kick starting his presidential campaigns in Busoga region today, is also expected to launch, the New Jinja Crasted Crane Hotel, a number of roads among other government projects.