By Fred Kiva
KAMPALA. The Deputy Inspector General of Police Brig. Sabiiti Muzeeyi has visited Mutiima Beach on Lake Victoria, the epicenter of the Saturday boat accident in which over 30 people died.
The Deputy IGP was received on site by Police Director of Operation Asuman Mugyenyi who has been overseeing the joint security operation to rescue the victims and search for bodies. At the time of filing the story, AIGP Mugyenyi was briefing Brig. Muzeeyi on the progress of the operation, as efforts are still underway to pull the ill-fated MV Templar vessel to the Lake offshore.
With the help of MV Kalangala, the wreckage was successfully moved from the spot it capsized, although it still remains in water.
“The boat wreckage has been successfully pulled from underneath the water and strategies are now being laid to tow it to the mainland,” Said Zurah Ganyana, the Police Public Relations Officer, in charge of the operation on Wednesday.
She added that efforts were also underway to search for more of the missing persons and property trapped under the wreckage. She named some of the missing persons as; Peter Kakooza of Masaka, Sylvia Namutebi of Nakisunga, Godfrey Musisi of Kabalagala and Andrew Ssenyonga of Kireka.
The boat reportedly loaded with over 100 party goers capsized on Saturday evening near Mutima Beach in Mukono district. 33 bodies have so far been retrieved from the waters. Earlier on Wednesday, the search team had recovered documents belonging to nine persons, also believed to have been on the ill-fated boat.