Kaberamaido Leaders Protest Change Of Ferry Route

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Native leaders from Kaberamaido have requested the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga to intervene within the alleged plans to vary the route of the BKK ferry.

Following a presidential pledge in 2015 to revive the ferry, it was agreed that the docking port for the ferry could be at Okile touchdown website in Kobulubulu Sub-County.
The district management of Kaberamaido nonetheless, alleged that there are plans to vary the docking port to Akampala touchdown website in Ochero Sub-County.

The district management led by Members of Parliament, Veronica Eragu (NRM, Kaberamaido County) and Clement Ongalo-Obote (NRM, Kalaki County) petitioned Kadaga on 13 August 2019, calling for halting of plans to vary the docking port.

Based on the leaders, Uganda Nationwide Roads Authority (UNRA) is conniving with some folks of Akampala to vary the docking port, in disregard of a presidential pledge.

The Secretary, Finance Planning and Administration of Kaberamaido, Jane Judith Ayudo stated that technical folks from UNRA have sometimes visited Akampala touchdown website from Bukungu to Kagwara.

“We had been knowledgeable that they’ve additionally sketched the route for the stated ferry, the docking level, the parking house and a rented home for that function at Akampala,” stated Ayudo.Ayudo stated that altering the docking port could be a disservice, arguing that Okille was chosen as a result of it’s centrally situated to all sub counties of the 2 districts of Kalaki and Kaberamaido.

“The peripheral of Akampala touchdown website for the BKK ferry is a few 40km from Namasale touchdown website and this renders it impractical,” she stated.

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She added that, ‘given the truth that Akampala is the final touchdown website within the final village of Kaberamaido district bordering Amolatar district that already has two MV ferries and Namasale’.
Kadaga stated she would ask the Minister of Works and Transport to offer clarification on the routes of the ferry.

“I’ll ask the Minister to provide a solution throughout plenary sitting on Wednesday subsequent week. This concern of reviving the ferry has been occurring for therefore lengthy. It ought to be resolved quickly as a result of we’d like the ferry,” Kadaga stated.

The Okille touchdown website was a docking port for the Stanley and Speke Steamers which had been serving Busoga and Buganda. The dock grew to become redundant for over 40 years.

 

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