Kikuube closes Lake Albert water transport to contain COVID-10 pandemic

A boat arrives at Sebagoro Landing Site with refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Security in Kikuube district had resolved to close water transport on Lake Albert as one of the measures to control people’s movement that is facilitating the spread of the COVID.

Amlan Tumusiime, the Resident District Commissioner  (RDC), Kikuube has told Kazi-njema News that the closure went into effect on 10th June 2021 and will be closely monitored for practicability.

He added that they are working to ensure full implementation of all the Presidential directives to curb the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Amlan, fishing will continue observing the existing guidelines.

“We have a challenge of cross border movements from our neighbours in the Democratic Re[public of Congo (DRC) which increases the risk. Fishing is not as risky as transport because they fishermen as well distanced while on duty”, said Mr Tumusiime.

Peter Banura, the Kikuube District Chairman said the move was also instigated by the laxity of the Lakers to adhere to the SOPs.

“I passed around the Lake areas and personally sighted many people without masks and even those with masks do not care putting theming well”, he made his observation.


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