Lake Victoria Basin Digest, Issue No.3 (April-June 2011
During the period April-June
2011, we bid farewell to the
former Executive Secretary of the
Lake Victoria Basin Commission
(LVBC) Dr. Tom Okurut and
welcomed Dr. Canisius
Kanangire who commenced his
ﬁ ve-year tenure of duty in June
2011. In this issue, Dr. Kanangire
summarises his vision to scale-up the Commission’s achievements during the next
ﬁ ve years.
One of the biggest achievements during the last quarter was the signing of the
Grant Protocol of Agreement between the East African Community (EAC) and the
African Development Bank (AfDB) as well as the subsequent signing of Subsidiary
Grant Transfer Agreements between the EAC Secretariat and each of the ﬁ ve
Partner States to commence the implementation of the physical infrastructural
works for the Lake Victoria Water Supply and Sanitation (LVWATSAN) Programme
Phase II. The details of this landmark project are part and parcel of this Issue.
The Lake Victoria Environmental Management Project Phase II (LVEMP II) was also
blessed with the coming on board of the Republic of Burundi and the Republic
of Rwanda after completing the necessary preparatory procedures. We bring you
summary information on this progress.
Finally, management has introduced a “Partners Forum” to allow all institutions
and stakeholders working towards the sustainable development agenda of the
Lake Victoria Basin to make contributions to this newsletter. The Uganda Coalition
for Sustainable Development as well as Vi Agroforestry have honoured this section
with its ﬁ rst two contributions.
I wish you good reading.