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President Museveni mourns boat accident victims, orders registration of all boats.

Sunday November 25, 2018

 

President Yoweri Kagiuta Museveni has mourned all those that perished in a boat accident that occurred on Lake Victoria yesterday evening.


In a statement released this afternoon, the President also says Government has ordered for electronic registration and monitoring of all boats operating on lakes.


"This is why, apart from the anti-bad fishing campaign which the UPDF has been carrying out for some months now on the lakes, the government has also ordered the electronic registration and monitoring of all the boats so that we can know who is where on the lake and why." reads part of the statement.


This follows an accident on Lake Victoria that left 31 people dead while 27 have been rescued.


Efforts by Police and UPDF to find any other bodies trapped in the waters are still going on.


He also noted that the ones in charge of the boat would be charged with criminal negligence and manslaughter.