Stanley Ssendegeya the Managing Director of Uganda Railways Cooperation said that Its resumption of operations is expected to boost wagon ferry transportation on Lake Victoria.
The government contracted Mango Tree Group to repair the vessel and the company will manage it until it recovers the money invested in it.
An estimated 18 Billion was budgeted for repairing MV Pamba which has the capacity to carry 22 wagons. Mango Tree Group is already managing vessels on Lake Tanganyika, River Congo, and River Nile in South Sudan.
Before 1986, MV Pamba operated under the East African Railways, which also owned MV Victoria, SS Usoga, SS Sybil, SS Barbus, MV Umoja, and MV Uhuru in Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania.