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MV Pearl’s Routine Service Leaves Kalangala With One Ferry

Kalangala; MV Pearl’s Routine Service Leaves Islanders With One Ferry

MV Pearl is one of the ferries that operates between Bugoma in Kalangala and Bukakata in Masaka. Apparently, the ferry will soon suspend all its operations for overhaul and generator maintenance.

The vessel will on August 4th suspend its entire work schedule. This means only one ferry, MV Ssese will be left in operation for the islanders.

The Kalangala Infrastructure Services Limited manager, Joseph Mulindwa said MV Ssese will effectively transport the islanders in the absence of MV Pearl.

“We are planning to reschedule MV Ssese’s timetable for reliable transportation of islanders during this period when MV Pearl is away. We hope that there will be a delay of 30 minutes on the side of Bugoma,” said Mulindwa

These routine maintenances are known to take a while and the captain of the vessel, Augustine Kasirye confirmed this. He said MV Pearl’s overhaul maintenance will last for 8 weeks at Port Bell Luzira.

“The allocated time by the manufacturer of this vessel for maintenance has elapsed and we aim to ensure that our passengers and the vessel voyage safely,” Kasirye added. 

He further revealed that by the end of September, the vessel would be back in operations.

Passengers have appealed to Kalangala Infrastructure services Limited to speed up maintenance of MV Pearl since there is traffic whenever one ferry is away.

In other news recently published by NEWSLEXPOINT.com, Mawaala landing site residents sent requests to Kalangala leaders to push for the installation of water pumps at every landing site.

They advocated for this with the aim of increasing their odds of beating the fire outbreaks that have recently become very rampant.

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