Kenya: Government Urges Lake Victoria Residents to Ignore Nile Treaty

19 Feb 2007 by Local Press Report
nairoBi, Kenya
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— Kenya's foreign minister is urging residents near Lake Victoria to make use of the lake's resources without regard for the Nile Treaty governing water use. Minister Raphael Tuju said the Nile Treaty had been done away with, and that the Egyptian government — which under the original treaty controlled most of the Nile's resources — had agreed following high-level consultations to let Kenya use the water. "I have personally spoken with the Egyptian Foreign affairs minister who assured me that the treaty had been declared obsolete, thus allowing Kenyans to freely use the waters," Tuju said...

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