Kalangala pushes for bridge to Masaka


Leaders in Kalangala District have requested government to construct a bridge that joins the island district to Masaka so as to ease transport.

Kalangala District chairperson Willy Lugoloobi and the area MP Fred Badda in a joint press briefing held at the district headquarters on Wednesday said Kalangala was developing at a fast rate and that there is need to save more time through the introduction of a bridge to connect Kalangala through the Southern part in Masaka District.

“Even if I am supposed to pay and I can travel day and night, it is better and eases transport because many of the enterprising people in the District save time while traveling using vehicles,” he said.

The distance between Kalangala and Masaka is a 1.2 nautical mile (2.7 kilometers on road). The peer that connects Kalangala and Masaka is easily seen at the landing site where the ferry docks.

The means
Currently, Kalangala has two ferries MV Pearl and MV Ssese. It takes a ferry about 30 minutes sail on Lake Victoria to cross between the two districts.

Mr Lugoloobi said, it would take not more than five minutes to reach Masaka if he were to use a bridge.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor


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