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Buvuma and Bukwo districts get new ferry

By Geoffrey Mutegeki

Added 23rd July 2020 03:59 PM

The ferry that will navigate the route from Kiyindi in Buikwe District to Buvuma in Buvuma District will be launched on Friday according to the road’s authority.

Buvuma and Bukwo districts get new ferry

MV Kiyindi—Buvuma set for launching on Friday. (UNRA photo)

The ferry that will navigate the route from Kiyindi in Buikwe District to Buvuma in Buvuma District will be launched on Friday according to the road’s authority.

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The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is set to launch the new MV Kiyindi—Buvuma, whose construction has been completed.

The ferry that will navigate the route from Kiyindi in Buikwe District to Buvuma in Buvuma District will be launched on Friday according to the road's authority.

The ferry will navigate the route from Kiyindi in Buikwe District to Buvuma in Buvuma District


"With sea trials & testing for safety successfully done, we're pleased to inform you that MV Kiyindi—Buvuma is set for launching tomorrow. The vessel meets both national & international standards & certified with the International Shipping Register (IRS)," UNRA tweeted, on Thursday.


The vessel was assembled by the southern engineering co. ltd-SECO, and will replace the old ferry which has been reportedly breaking down often, condemning residents to the use of canoes and cargo boats for transport.

The vessel was assembled by the southern engineering co. ltd-SECO. (UNRA photo)


Compared to the old ferry, the new one has improved propellers and eco-sounders used in mapping, improved safety measures, a deck to cater for more people and toilets for travellers.

It has a maximum ferry passenger capacity of 120 and 18 small vehicles.


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