In March 2020, Uganda National Road Authority-UNRA reduced the operations of the ferry that connects Nakasongola and Amolatar districts through the Zengebe-Namasale to one trip following the outbreak of COVID-19.
However, UNRA announced the resumption of four trips on January 27, 2022, a week after the full reopening of the economy by the government. Eng. Anthony Okucu, the UNRA Lira station manager, says that they increased the trips to handle the anticipated increase in traffic.
“Following the reopening of the economy, we have accordingly restored the number of the ferry trips to four (4), in order to be able to transport the anticipated increase in traffic,” he said.
He asked the travellers to resume their normal travel schedules. Peter Amai, a resident of Bung cell in Namasale town council welcomed the development with excitement. Amai is optimistic that businesses will start booming.
Geoffrey Ocen, the Amolatar district LC V Chairperson urged the travellers to make the best use of the ferry.
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