Monday, 10 March 2008

New Vessel for Cargo Transport On Lake Victoria

From The Monitor, Kampala, Uganda
By Dorothy Nakawesi

AT a time when Uganda is grappling with finding alternative and cheaper transport routes for its cargo, the first privately owned water transport cargo services on Lake Victoria has been launched.

The Kamanga Ferry Ltd was officially flagged off on March 7 with its first cargo belonging to coffee processor Ugacof being transported to the port of Mwanza in Tanzania. Speaking at the function at Port Bell, a Kampala suburb, acting Executive Director of the Uganda Investment Authority Joel Byaruhanga, urged the business community in Uganda to utilise the new transport facility.

WARNING: Don't click on the 'Congratulations' top banner on The Monitor's site.

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