Lake Victoria, originally known as ‘Nalubaale’ in Luganda, one of Uganda’s major languages, is one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world. Bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, and Kenya, Lake Victoria is Africa's largest lake by area, the world's largest tropical lake, and the world's second largest freshwater lake by surface area. Over 50 percent of the lake is in Uganda, serving the towns of Jinja, Mayuge, Kampala, Entebbe, Buikwe, and Mukono. Lake Victoria is endowed with abundant natural resources that support the livelihoods of 33 million people. Many mammal species live in the Uganda Lake Victoria area, including threatened hippopotamus and Nile crocodiles. Lake Victoria was once very rich in fish, including many endemic species, but a high percentage of these became extinct during the last 50 years. In Uganda, the lake is suffering from domestic and industrial waste, poor hygiene and sanitation practices along the shore, cattle and agricultural pollution, wetlands destruction, sand mining, and climate change. Uganda Lake Victoria Waterkeeper will escalate advocacy and activism to reduce water pollution and environmental degradation, restore wetlands, and improve water quality.
Mr. Daniel Musota is the Uganda Lake Victoria Waterkeeper and former Programs Officer at Multipurpose Training and Community Empowerment Association, sponsor of the Waterkeeper organization. Daniel is an experienced strategic communicator, extension worker, and management trainer with expertise in facilitating, coordinating, and mobilizing community and rural development programs. He is a specialist in individual and organization capacity and needs assessment, and has experience with developing program curriculums, manuals, guides, and handbooks, as well as strategic monitoring plans and research protocols. From 2013-2016 Daniel worked as a Projects Coordinator with Busoga Volunteers for Community Development where he co-founded Lake Kyoga Waterkeeper with Godfrey Kitimbo, and from 2010-2013 he worked with the Buyende District Local Government as a sub-county Community Development Officer. Daniel has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Kampala International University. He grew up in Budumbuli village, just a few meters away from the Wanyange landing site of Lake Victoria, where he enjoyed swimming, catching fish with simple hooks, and watching hippos play. Daniel’s deep personal desire is to conserve this life for future generations.
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