EA SusWatch Ebulletin January 2020

The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) is considering the Lake Victoria Basin Commission Bill (2019) with the aim of enacting the Lake Victoria Basin Commission Act which will be an act of the East African Community (EAC). The object of the Bill is to provide for the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) as an institution of the EAC, and is premised on Chapter Nineteen of the Treaty for the Establishment of the EAC, particularly Article 114, under which the Partner States agreed to cooperate in the management of their water and marine resources, and specifically, to establish a body for the management of Lake Victoria.