The Governments of the Republic of Kenya, United, Republic of Tanzania and Republic Uganda have received loans amounting to USD 25,014,522 (Unit of Account 17.75 million) from the African Development Fund (ADF) to finance the Multinational Lake Victoria Maritime Communications and Transport (MLVMCT) project. MLVMCT Project is going to be implemented for four (4) years. The East African Community Secretariat will be representing the participating governments of the Republic of Kenya, Republic of Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania as the entity responsible for overall oversight of the project delivery. The EAC Secretariat will delegate the day-to-day management of the project’s regionally implemented activities to the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) as an overall regional implementing Agency. At the national level, the National Executing Agencies which are the Kenya Maritime Authority (Kenya), Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (Tanzania) and the Ministry of Works and Transport (Uganda) will be responsible for the implementation of the project’s activities. The project implementation is expected to commence in April, 2017.
The principal objective of this project is to contribute to broad-based poverty alleviation and improvement of livelihoods of people through increased investment in maritime transport and fishing on Lake Victoria. Specifically, the project will establish a maritime communications system for safety on Lake Victoria, including the implementation of a maritime safety coordination centre and search and rescue centres on the Lake, and produce a maritime transport strategy for the EAC