Kalagala to get new ferries | uganda travel news


Residents of Kalangala Island and beyond will have easy accessibility to the mainland, when the two ferries being built in Tanzania are completed, an official said last week.
The ferries expected to be complete by close of 2011, will bridge the transportation gap that has resulted from frequent breakdowns of old government ferries.

Mr John Opiro the Kalangala Infrastructure Services (KIS) managing director, in an interview in Kampala last week, said the project collaborated through his firm and the government will enable the islanders to begin using the first of the two ferries by close of 2011.
Apparently, there are only two ferries linking Kalangala to the mainland. These are the Entebbe Ferry that docks at Lutoboka bay in Kalangala (which has been taken for repair since 4th August by Ministry of works) and Bukakata ferry that is very old and does not have required safety standards. The introduction of the ferries is expected to spur tourism and improve economic activities on the Island.
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