THE launch of a ferry to ply the Kayunga-Mbulamuti route on the White Nile has been frustrated by rocks in the river, Dan Alinange, the Uganda National Roads Authority spokesperson, has said.
He, however, said the rocks would be blasted to make the river navigable.
He added that experts from the water ministry had been hired to conduct an environmental impact assessment on the route to ascertain whether blasting the rocks would have an effect on the environment.
Alinange said the ferry, which was assembled over a year ago, had not started operating because of the rocks, which damage its propellers because the water level is declining.
Rocks delay Kayunga ferry