Construction of the new vessel, MV Sigulu is finally complete. The massive vessel has been undergoing construction from Masese landing site in Walukuba also known to be a fishing village found in Masese Division in Jinja Municipality.
The construction took about 10 months and was funded by the government of Uganda with a sum of shs. 16 billion, JGH Marine a Danish firm being the contractor as Uganda National Roads Authority supervised their works.
During the floating exercise of the ferry last Friday, Mr. Richard Paskins the JGH director of operations in his speech said the completion of the ferry shows what can be achieved when two people co-operate in a professional manner.
The vessel will carry up to 300 passengers which is the biggest number of passengers so far carried on the lake. It will also be the first vessel to carry vehicles to Lolwe Island therefore also catering for the disabled that had a hard time travelling on water because they needed to carry their wheelchairs et.c.
The ferry will be connecting Sigulu and Lolwe Islands on Lake Victoria to Lugala mainland in Namayingo district where it will also be transported for formal commissioning.