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New Formation calls for non-partisan discussion on water transport regulations

Gen. Mugisha Muntu, the New Formation president addressing a presser recently. (FILE PHOTO)

KAMPALA- Following the tragic death of over 30 people during the boat cruize on Lake Victoria, the New Formation, a pressure group leadership has called for a nonpartisan discussion on key issues regarding water transport to save future lives.

According to a statement issued by the party leadership on Wednesday morning, the tough questions regarding the state of water transport must be answered.

“How do we, as a people, ensure minimum standards in marine activity are adhered to? How do we equip the security forces to ably enforce these standards? How do we position them to be able to quickly respond to such tragedies? “reads their statement in parts.

The party leadership says these are questions that require level-headed, non-partisan discussion if ever the country is to find long-lasting solutions.

“But as a starting point, we can each do our part to ensure our safety and the safety of those we love,” the party wrote and that amid all the speculation and public commentary it is important to maintain a measure of respect and sensitivity for the family members of the victims.

The New Formation also saluted the heroic actions of the fishermen, security personnel and local communities who put their lives on the line to save as many people as they could and continue to work towards retrieving those that might still be missing.

Reports indicate that over 60 people are still in counted for. Plans to remove the wreckage in the lake hit a snag on Tuesday but police said they are planning a maximum force.

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