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Masindi Port Ferry Breaks Down Two Days After Resuming Operations

Mark Ssali, the UNRA Communication Officer, says they have suspended the operations for six days to allow their engineers to conduct fresh repairs and maintenance. He says the ferry is expected to resume operations on August 25th, 2019. UNRA has described the breakdown as an emergency mechanical fault that occurred on the Ferry ramp system on Tuesday evening.
UNRA press release on the breakdown of Masindi Port Ferry
Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA has suspended the operations of Masindi Port ferry, just two days after it resumed operations.

A statement from UNRA indicates that the ferry operations were called off after developing a mechanical fault on the ramp system on Tuesday evening.  

Mark Ssali, the UNRA Communication Officer, says they have suspended the operations for six days to allow their engineers to conduct fresh repairs and maintenance. He says the ferry is expected to resume operations on August 25th, 2019.

Charles Alex Bogere, the Masindi Port Ferry Operations Manager, says UNRA engineers are already on the site investigating the cause of the mechanical fault. He says traffic has currently been diverted to MV Kyoga Ferry that goes through Nakasongola to Amolatar districts.

The breakdown of the ferry comes two days after it resume operations for routine maintenance, which lasted for three weeks. The maintenance works included the general technical service of the ferry.  The ferry connects Kiryandongo and Apac districts through Masindi port and Kungu route across River Nile.

This route is often used by traders from Apac, Aduku and Dokolo districts.

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