Boat cruise Accident: Yesterday Saturday, Uganda witnessed one of the biggest disasters where hundreds drowned in the biggest lake in East Africa and tens are feared dead. At the moment the police force has already reported that at least 32 people have been confirmed and there is a scare that these numbers will increase since they have rescued 26 people alive and still hunting to rescue the rest of the people.
Patrick Onyango on Sunday afternoon told the media that the reason why the boat capsized is because it was over loaded and the bad weather at the lake during that time. A
“The boat was overloaded and secondly there was bad weather.”
President Museveni has come out to mourn the death and recommend the immediate registration and strict monitoring of all the boats in Uganda in order to reduce on water transport accidents.
Museveni said through his official twitter account that all the people who are responsible for this accident will be brought to justice and charged.
“The operators of this boat will be charged with criminal negligence and manslaughter, if they have not already been punished for their mistake by dying in the accident” he posted.
Politician and musician Bobi Wine who is currently in Ghana for the Afrima Business summit which concluded has also talked about the Boat cruise accident and also confirmed he has directed all his boats at his one love beach to go and rescue the victims and the dead bodies.
May their souls rest in peace.