Baker Ogen, the Fofo landing site LC1 Chairperson told Uganda Radio Network that at the time of the boat accident, the players and the Football fans were heading to Runga landing site in Kibiro parish Kigorobya sub county Hoima district for a football match.
Some of the Lake Albert boat Accident Survivors recording statement.
Thirty people are feared dead on Lake Albert after a boat carrying football players and fans capsized on
Some of the deceased have been identified as only Bob,Fisto,Jango,Ayera, Majid Mayaya,Omirambe,Bondhe and Opakrwoth. Others are Dhebaba,Nyayenga,Winnie,Kothu and Anifa.
Some of the surviours are Emmanuel
Ageno 20, Jalum Oakani 22, Sara Maurine 24,Rose Chikawun 18,Kenneth Twesige
20, Madithrwoth Thie 18 and Godfrey Alimula 22.
Other are Zawadi Rundi
20, Warom Oyirwoth 27, Mubaraka 19, Damas Oyirwoth 18, Oyergiu 16,Oringi and
Asumani among others.
All the deceased and the survivors are residents of Fofo
Landing site in Tonyoa Parish Buseruka sub county Hoima district.
Baker Ogen, the Fofo landing site LC1 Chairperson told
Uganda Radio Network that the players and the
Football fans were heading to Runga
landing site in Kibiro parish Kigorobya sub county Hoima district for a
He says strong winds hit the overloaded boat a few
meters from Fofo landing site after setting off.
He says so far two bodies have been retrieved.
Ogen attributes the accident to over loading . Ogen says the
players were using a fishing boat at the time of the accident yet they were
supposed to have used a transport boat.
Bruno Sunday a marine officer attached to Mbegu UPDF
marine detach who led a team of marine operatives to search and rescue the surviours says that given the current bad weather condition on the lake, the search for the
bodies will resume on Monday Morning.
On 25th December 2016 at least 30 Ugandan
members of a village football team and their fans drowned in the Lake Albert waters in
They were from Kaweibanda landing site heading for a friendly
football match at Runga landing site.