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4 Mar 2021 ARUSHA, Tanzania
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) has urged the Council of Ministers of its parent organisation the East African Community (EAC) to push forward on transboundary harmonisation in respect of the Lake Victoria Basin. A February report on the “On-Spot Assessment of the Lake Victoria Basin” was compiled by the Assembly's Committee on Agriculture, Tourism and Natural Resources (ATNR)...
11 May 2020 KAMPALA
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries has embarked on demolition of a 100 hectare floating Island at Port Bell Luzira in Nakawa Division, Kampala. Four drone based imagery surveys have been conducted in Murchison Bay (port bell) and one in Jinja area with the objective of keeping a close watch on the floating islands movements and guide machine deployment to right targets; and UPDF surveillance/monitoring team on the ground.
21 Jan 2019 KISUMU, Kenya
The multilateral Lake Victoria Environmental Management Program (LVEMP) has taken possession of a second harvester designed to clear endemic, invasive water hyacinth in preparation for planned dredging and desiltation in most of the Lake's ports.The clearance project, to be launched by African Union High Representative for Infrastructure Development Raila Odinga, seeks to open up Winam Gulf which has been invaded by the weed, extending to Homa Bay County, Kenya...
28 Oct 2018 NAIROBI
Auditor-General Edward Ouko has unearthed the loss of Sh77 million on five water projects by the Lake Victoria South Water Services Board. In his report for the year ended June 2017 tabled in the National Assembly by majority leader Aden Duale, Mr Ouko revealed how contractors pocketed millions of shillings but failed to deliver as per the terms of contract.
1 Aug 2017 ENTEBBE
Increased pollution is threatening the sustainable use of Lake Victoria, a vital resource for the East African region. Speaking at a conference on population, health and environment, scientists said increasing population, declining fish stocks and weeds, among others, have made matters worse for the ecosystem of Africa's fresh water lake...
11 Nov 2016 ABUJA, Nigeria
The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the African Ministers’ Council on Water (AMCOW) have renewed ties to facilitate greater cooperation and collaboration in the effort to sustainably manage West Africa's abundant water resources.During his meeting with AMCOW Executive Secretary Dr...
7 Nov 2016 NAIROBI, Kenya
Kenyan opposition leader and former Prime Minister Raila Odinga has accused the current government of forging documents to make it appear that it has support from local residents for the $332 million USD Itare Dam project in the Kuresoi area of Kericho County.The project includes construction of the dam, a tunnel, and a raw water treatment plant with a capacity of 100,000 cubic meters per day, as well as laying of pipes...
9 May 2016 ENTEBBE
The 16th Meeting of the Sectoral Council of Ministers of Lake Victoria Basin (SECOM) opened in Entebbe, Uganda, on Thursday, with water experts commending the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) leadership for having expedited implementation of programmes.
28 Sep 2015 BUTIAMA
Tanzania and Kenya have signed an agreement last week for the joint trans-boundary management of Mara River Basin. Mara River travels about 245 miles from the Kenya Highlands before it reaches Lake Victoria. The basin covers a surface area of 8,400 square miles.
3 Aug 2015 NAIROBI
Over 250,000 acres of land in areas affected by banditry and cattle rustling in the North Rift region will be put under irrigation, Deputy President William Ruto said on Sunday. The National Treasury, Lake Victoria Basin Authority, Water Services Board and the Kerio Valley Development Authority have been asked to jointly ensure the project is implemented in the next two years.
16 Jan 2015 NAIROBI, Kenya
Kenya's Lake Victoria North Water Services Board is seeking $754,000 USD in compensation from the Kenya National Highway Authority and Germany’s Gauff Consultants for destruction of large water pipes.The highway authority and Gauff Consultants are constructing roads from Kisumu to Kakamega, and in the process damaged the pipelines laid through Iguhu, Khayega, Mukumu and Ilala to Ilesi...
19 Dec 2014 KISUMU, Kenya
The government of Kenya’s Kisumu County has issued $39 million USD in funding for the second phase of a major water restoration project.Kisumu residents have been grappling with water shortages since the early 1990s. The worst hit areas are the informal settlements that rely on boreholes and water from Lake Victoria to meet their domestic needs, exposing local people to a myriad of water-borne diseases...