LVEMP II Launch Kisumu March 2010

Committee, the Lake Victoria Basin Commission and, indeed, all focal point ministries in the five Partner States for the role you have played to make this key regional project come to life. I would also like to thank the Government of Kenya for hosting us this week and helping to organise our field trips to the Kisumu Water and Sewerage Company (KIWASCO) and the Kisumu harbour. The challenges at KIWASCO and the Kisumu harbour provide a good hint at the potential of their facilities and the difficulties they face. These challenges are not any different from those faced by similar facilities in Mwanza, Kampala or Jinja, and I feel confident that LVEMP II shall make a positive contribution in rehabilitating such selected facilities as part of its concrete outputs.