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Bobiwine tasks Govt to end brutality on Lake Victoria

Mayuge, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Unity Platform-NUP president, Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi, has asked the government to withdraw the Uganda People’s Defense Forces- UPDF marine officers from Lake Victoria for allegedly mistreating fishermen. Speaking to his supporters in Mayuge town council Monday, Kyagulanyi asserted that UPDF officers have …

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Opposition challenges govt on water transport safety

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Opposition in Parliament has castigated the government’s lukewarm response to lake week’s boat accident on Lake Victoria which claimed at least 20 lives. Addressing a press conference at Parliament on Tuesday, 08 August 2023, a section of Opposition MPs led by the Shadow …

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12 bodies found after two boats capsize in Lake Victoria

Mwanza, Tanzania | Xinhua | Rescuers have found 12 bodies of the people who went missing after two boats capsized in Lake Victoria in Tanzania Sunday evening, authorities said Wednesday. The two boats were ferrying about 28 people returning to Bulomba village after prayers in a church in Mchigondo village, …

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Maritime expert challenges transporters on regular safety drills

Kalangala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Novat Mukajanga Baliremwa, a marine engineering specialist, has emphasized the importance of conducting regular safety drills for operators of public water transport vessels. His call comes in response to a recent incident involving MV Nodl, which caused panic among nearly 100 passengers traveling on …

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Tanzanian VP calls for protection of Lake Victoria water sources

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | Xinhua | Tanzanian Vice President Philip Mpango on Thursday called for the protection of water sources that flow into Lake Victoria, one of the world’s largest freshwater lakes. Mpango made the call shortly before he laid the foundation stone for a 24.4-billion-Tanzanian-shilling (about 10.4 million U.S. …

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