Lake Victoria Safe Navigation Study


  • Reference: P-Z1-DD0-001
  • Appraisal Date: 06/07/1999
  • Board Presentation: 01/11/1999
  • Status: LendingLEND
  • Implementing Agency: --
  • Location: "Lake Victoria, East African Region"


The study consists of the following main components:

- establish Aids to Navigation ( both for floating and fixed locations) and their sustanability; - establish the markings on ports and coastlines including marine beacons, buoys and other marine lights and signals; - review the existing navigational data, telecommunications& radio systems and meteorological services on the Lake Victoria and recommend the most appropriate systems/ services for a safer navigation.


The objective of the study is to determine the most economical and appropriate safety framework that will ensure marine navigation on the Lake Victoria is efficient and reliable.


Lake Victoria is only the waterway transport connecting the three countries and is only the source for hydro- electric power generation particularly in Uganda. In addition, this also offers fresh water for the three member states and also it is considered to be the largest inland water fishing estuary in East Africa. It is in this context the establishment of programme aimed at putting into place an internationally accepted Navigational safety levels on this lake cannot be overemphasised.


The study will benefit the inland waterways transport services to achive a safer navigation to the three member states of EAC.

Key contacts

WA-KYENDO Mumina Augustus - OITC2

Estimated Cost

UAC 700,000