Water hyacinth eradication in Lake Victoria to kick off July


Water hyacinth eradication in Lake Victoria to kick off July

The eradication exercise of water hyacinth in Lake Victoria will be kicking off in July 2017. This is according to the Director of Agulu Environmental Network, Bernard Odinga.

Previous plans by the national government to fast-track the manual removal of the weed in the lake, which is the largest inland fresh water body in Africa, have stalled because of logistical challenges.

The government, under the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, has since recruited 500 youth who will be joined by about 200 servicemen under the National Youth Service (NYS) Program in conjunction with Agulu members will kick-off the exercise.

Mr Odinga called upon residents who live along the riparian to accord ample time to the group that will be removing the weed that is suffocating Lake Victoria.

He was talking to the press in Kisumu on Wednesday, April 2017.

Written by Majanga Michael

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