President Museveni is today expected to commission Uganda’s largest passenger vessel in Namayingo district in eastern Uganda as he continues to look for votes ahead of 2021 presidential elections.
The 300-seater MV Sigulu, which will connect Namayingo mainland to Sigulu and Dolwe islands in Lake Victoria will help islanders access social services, transport produce, boost fishing and reduce water transport mortality occasioned by rickety boats, according to Mr Museveni’s senior press secretary, Mr Don Wanyama.
Mr Museveni is today expected to meet his party leaders in Busoga sub region as he continues to canvass for votes ahead of 2021 presidential elections.
Sigulu ferry is now Uganda’s largest passenger vessel, according to Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).
MV Sigulu made its maiden expedition to the isolated island district in August 2020, a year after undergoing trials on Lake Victoria.
MV Sigulu, a government undertaking, was constructed by JGH Marine, a Danish firm, at a cost of 16 billion Shillings to connect Sigulu and Lolwe Islands to Lugala mainland in Namayingo District.