East Africa MPs want countries to deal with Water hyacinth
The Ugandan representative to the East African Legislative Assembly Dan kidega has demanded the East African governments through the East African council of ministers to agree on the method of dealing with the problem of water hyacinth reported on lake Victoria again.
This followed the EALA committee on Accounts on the East African community for year 2010 chaired by Bernard Mulengan reporting that water hyacinth on lake Victoria is a burden to the vessel’s operation and no efforts are in place to stop the hyacinth .
Kidega said that the East African countries should agree on the methods to remove the water hyacinth on Lake Victoria by use of mechanical approach, use of insects like beetles or use of chemical to spray the hyacinth.
The East African MPS who are now sitting in Uganda parliament noted that the vessel given to the East African community by UK’s Department of international Development in 2004 for use on Lake Victoria to improve safety of navigation and research is not operational due to water hyacinth reported on Lake Victoria waters.