Ill-fated Uganda boat was unregistered — Museveni


By DAILY MONITOR
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he Ugandan cruise boat that capsized Saturday evening on Lake Victoria with more than 100 revellers on board was unregistered, President Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday.

“According to preliminary information from the security services, this, apparently, was a private, unregistered, unlicensed and maybe uninsured boat,” President Museveni tweeted.

He said the vessel was carrying more than twice its capacity of 50 when it sank.

“It seems the boat was overloaded because whereas it had capacity for 50 people only, it had about 120 passengers on board, who also seemed to be partying with a lot of music,” President Museveni said.

The president added that “the operators of the boat will be charged with criminal negligence and manslaughter.”

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