Monday, April 6, 2020
 PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, with executive secretary, LVBC, Dr. Ali Matano, and other officials, inspecting the hyacinth harvester at the Kisumu Port.

PS, Dr. Chris Kiptoo, with executive secretary, LVBC, Dr. Ali Matano, and other officials, inspecting the hyacinth harvester at the Kisumu Port.

Plans are under way to commission the hyacinth harvester that, will remove the invasive weed from Lake Victoria, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Dr. Chris Kiptoo has said.

Once revived, the harvester, that has been idle owing to mechanical issues will serve all counties within the Lave Victoria basin that touch the lake .

The invasive hyacinth weed has been a hindrance to navigation and development of various marine activities across lake victoria.

The PS was speaking when he made a familiarization tour of Kisumu port, accompanied by a multi-agency team that is working on various ways to reduce pollution in the lake.

Dr. Kiptoo said that, his Ministry would formulate a modality to have the hyacinth harvesting machine operate under an agency that will serve all Counties in the lake region.

The hyacith harvester, that is docked at the Kisumu Port.

The hyacith harvester, that is docked at the Kisumu Port.

The government is in the process of modernizing Kisumu port ahead of its commissioning to serve East and Central Africa region.

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