Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Water Hyacinth Threat to EAC

From AllAfrica.com
By John David, Kisumu

East African economies are staring at yet another crisis in the face following the resurgence of the noxious water hyacinth weed in Lake Victoria.

The weed is already choking fishing activities and is threatening to paralyse transport operations in an affront that could dent performance of the two key sectors which play integral roles in the development of economies in the Lake Victoria basin.

A survey by the East African Business Week across the lake found that transport business had been greatly hampered and fishing activities substantially reduced after the weed formed a thick carpet on the water surface.

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