Capsized K-Palm Boat Pulled Underneath Lake Victoria, Search For Bodies Resume

Uganda People’s Defense Force and Uganda Police Force Marine Units following different attempts to pull the boat wreckage out of Lake Victoria with the help of MV Kalangala,  today successfully pulled the boat wreckage from underneath the water.

SSP Zurah Ganyana ,PRO Uganda police force said they used a multi sectoral approach to provide solutions.

“In today’s world of the unknown, it is not easy for any government department or agency to provide solutions alone”.

This explains why we have all government agencies, civil society groups and local community to respond to this incident

Strategies are now being laid to tow the boat wreckage to the mainland.

The teams are still doing their best to recover uncounted missing persons who include;
Kaooza Peter of Masaka,
Namutebi Sylvia of Nakisunga and Musisi Godfrey of Kabalagala, Ssenyonga Andrew of Kireka and also recover property trapped under the wreckage.

We want to thank the local community/Wanainchi (the first responders) management of Mutiima beach, Police and UPDF Marines and the civil society.

Special thanks also go to Mr Kirumira Brain aka Brian White of the Brain White Foundation, Hajj Yusuf Matovu aka YOUMA, Ministry of Works, district leadership, local council chairman, Uganda Railways, Mango tree ship, ministries and other government agencies.

We also in a special way want to thank the His Excellence, the president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for his strategic guidance.

We wish to make a special appeal to all people who use water transport to respect and adhere to the safety precautions more so the use of life jackets.

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