Life at Sea: Meet KIS Marine Captain George Mukasa

Mukasa George Zachariah is an inspiration for us and keeps Kalangala Infrastructure Services vessels going, while providing us with the best services. George attests was born and raised in Bujumba county of Kalangala district and he attests to the KIS Ferry Crew training program.

In 2001, he joined the Fisheries Training Institute, Entebbe for a Diploma in Fisheries Management and Technologies, where he graduated in 2003.

He then joined Makerere University in 2005 for a Bachelor of Environmental Science degree course and graduated in 2008.

In November 2009, George joined the KIS Ferry Crew Training Program and also joined the Dar es salaam Maritime Institute to study mandatory courses (Elementary First Aid, Fire Fighting and Fire Prevention, Personal Survival Techniques, and Personal Safety and Social Responsibility) that same month.

In December 2009, he joined a ship Mv. Victoria in Tanzania for sea time/training for 6months.

Come June 2010, he joined the Dar es salaam Maritime Institute for a rating forming part of a navigational watch course for 6weeks.

November 2010, George joined Dar es salaam Maritime Institute for officer in charge of a navigational watch course for vessels less than 500GTfor a period of 6months

August 2012, he was appointed as a senior deck rating on KIS ferries.

In July 2016, he was awarded with a certificate of competency (COC) for officer in charge of a navigational watch for vessels less than 500GT by Tanzania Shipping Agencies Corporation (TASAC).

January 2017, he was appointed as a Deck Officer on KIS ferries.

In March 2017, he was sent for further sea training on Indian Ocean on LCT Rahima Zanzibar Tanzania.

Finally, in September 2019, Mukasa George Zachariah was appointed as a Mate/Assistant Ferry Captain on KIS ferries and he is looking forward to growing in his career. Who could possibly not be inspired?

“I believe, Kalangala Infrastructure Services Limited, away from the ferry operations is a great vessel that can drive development within the region. It assembles the best brains of experts to help deliver services to the people it serves. I am proud to be part of such team, one that helps my fellow islanders get services much needed to transcend development.” Mukasa told Entebbe Post

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