The Long-Awaited Ferry to Bussi Island

The ferry will travel from Entebbe to the Wakiso District's Bussi.


According to Works and Transport Minister Katumba Wamala, the people of Bussi Island will shortly receive a ferry from the Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA).

The ferry will travel from Entebbe to the Wakiso District’s Bussi.

According to Mr. Katumba, one of the islands that was intended to benefit from a ferry was Bussi, which would facilitate transportation and advance social welfare and economic empowerment.

“Among others, Bussi Island, Namyingo, Lalogi, Amuru, Lake Kyoga, Triple B on L. Victoria, Teso, and Nakiwogo already have ferries,” he stated.

“The government is committed to re-establishing more ferries across the country to boost reliable transport infrastructure.”

Because of a defunct ferry that went down years ago, Entebbe commuters have recently had to rely on using wooden boats that are too ancient to cross Lake Victoria to get to Bussi Island.

Due to the market being cut off by the uncertainties surrounding the transportation options from Bussi to the mainland, the locals have begun tallying their losses.

The minister’s remarks were corroborated by UNRA Chief of Enforcement John Bosco Ssejemba, who stated that the ferry will be turned over in “a very short time”.

They ought to begin rejoicing, Ssejemba continued.

The islanders, whose lives have been affected by subpar sustainability measures, such as less government initiatives, were pleased by the news.

Abraham Kaija, a Bussi Island inhabitant, praised the government for the actions made to reestablish contact with the mainland, pointing out that the Island now has more prospects.

The majority of us work with agricultural products, thus it has been difficult for us to get into markets, particularly in Entebbe and other locations. The news that the ferry is returning has us ecstatic,” Kaija remarked.

“We get our school fees and other necessities from these markets, which makes me very happy.”