Superintendent of Police (SP), Francis Tabu, the Marines Operations Officer attached to the Police Headquarters told our reporter early this week that a marine detachment has been established at Kyabahinga village, Kagarama parish in Bubare sub-county, Rubanda district near Natures Camp Site.
Located at Bwama Island in the middle of Lake Bunyonyi, Bwama health centre III serves residents from Kitumba sub-county and Bufundi sub-county in Rubanda district. However, there is no alternative route to access the facility apart from using canoes.
According to Robert Ndyomugabe, one of the survivors, they were sailing near Karambo landing site when the canoe lost control and capsized. He says that the boat could have capsized as a result of the strong waves.
They argue that by turning Lake Bunyonyi into a Ramsar site, it will help in protecting its nature and waterfowl habitat. They also say that its consideration into a Ramsar site will help in the promotion of tourism.