A Scottish company introduced ferry services in Lake Victoria which are expected to give a boost to transport between Uganda and Kenya.
The service stalled more than a decade ago because the then operator failed to agree with Uganda's immigration official.
It is estimated that over 1,000 people use ordinary boats to reach Budalang’i-based beaches. They also connect to the island of Sigulu, Uganda every week.
During the launch of the 10-tonne ship on Friday, November 24, named mv Captain Dan Operations, the Director of Globology Lake Ferry Services Ltd., Mr Jan Teertstra said the company had met all safety requirement to roll out Lake Victoria services.
He said the ferry had 2 running engines so that in case one of them failed, the other might take over.
It is also fitted with life jackets for all 100 passengers and emergency services readily accessible at Sigulu and Port Victoria.