Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The MV Kalangala which makes voyages between Lutoboka (Kalangala) and Nakiwogo (Entebbe) on May 9 resumed operations after a month docked for mandatory checks.
The Ministry of Works and Transport and Nation Oil Distributors Ltd the operators of the only vessel plying the Kalangala-Entebbe route, halted services on April 4 for the checks and maintenance at Port Bell-Luzira dry docking site. According to officials, the delay in having it back on the lake was due to heavy rains which delayed repairs.
“I want to assure our clients who regularly use this vessel that it’s now 100 percent in good condition. Some people think that we had taken it away because it had a problem. We had taken it for the mandatory annual repairs to meet international maritime safety requirements,” Sadala Musoke, the chief executive officer of Nation Oil Distributors Ltd told the press at Nakiwogo pier.
MV Kalangala vessel carries up to 150 passengers and 12 vehicles.