Ferry disaster turns focus on Lake Victoria safety

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The East African Community bloc has pledged to improve navigation safety and rescue on the region’s largest fresh water mass.

This comes after the sinking of a Ferry in Tanzanian waters highlighted the risks for the thousands of people living on the shores and islands of the lake.

Passengers are often forced to use overcrowded or poorly maintained boats on a daily basis in an area where few can swim.

“We don’t overload because we have no movement of so many people. In Tanzania, I think it wa…

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