UNRA to Construct a New Ferry Landing Site on Lake Albert

By Misairi Thembo Kahungu:

The Uganda National Roads Authority has confirmed that the construction of a new landing site for the Waseko-Panyimur Ferry services on Lake Albert will commerce before the end of this year.

The Ferry services aid traders from Bunyoro sub region to cross with their merchandise to from Waseko landing site in Buliisa district to the famous Panyimur market in Nebbi district.

However, the Ferry procured by government last year was grounded early this year after struggling with landing at Waseko for a number of times due to low water levels in the lake.

Mark Ssali the UNRA communications officer says the procurement process for a contractor to work on the new landing site is ongoing and will be completed early December.

The revelation by UNRA comes at a time when the traders affected by the suspended ferry services are demanding for an alternative landing site.

Currently, only financially able traders are going through the Pakwach- Parra route to cross the River Nile on the ferry used by tourists in Murchison Falls National Park.