Speaking to journalists at the Northern Uganda Media Club-NUMEC on Monday afternoon, Jimmy Patrick Okema, the Aswa River Region Police Public Relations Officer revealed that rescue efforts by the marine experts have waned.
The chiefs made the resolution on Monday during a day-long meeting convened at the Acholi Cultural Institution headquarters in Bardege Division of Gulu Municipality. It follows recurring gang attacks by Jonam people on Acholi community along the Eastern shores of River Nile.
Charles Alex Bogere, the Ferry Master at Masindi Port says one of the engines became fault while in motion crossing the river with passengers promoting them to immediately suspending operation.
Whereas a team of UNRA engineers are already working on the faulty engine, Bogere told URN they are not yet aware about when the ferry may resume operation.
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has allayed concerns raised by the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Egypt, Ali Abdel-Aal, on the use of the River Nile whose basin is situated in Uganda, on Lake Victoria.
Mark Ssali, the UNRA Communications Officer, says the ferry that connect Kiryandongo and Apac districts through Masindi port and Kungu route across River Nile has been suspended for a month. He says it will resume operations on August 12th, 2019.