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A machine for weeding out a persistent problem in water bodies

The machine in action: Photo: M.J. Prabu

The machine in action: Photo: M.J. Prabu

Every year, hyacinth grows wildly in water bodies and hampers the growth of the fish. The cost of removing the weeds is the responsibility of the locals, and about 50 people labour intensively for 2-3 months to remove the weeds. The cost of labour alone comes to Rs. 3 lakh rupees annually.
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DC urges joint efforts to control water weeds

BUKOBA District Commissioner (DC) Zipporah Pangani, has urged residents of around Lake Victoria to join hands to control growth of water hyacinths that threaten aquatic life circle.She made the appeal on Friday while launching the ‘MV Gugumaji’ boat at Nyamkazi area, in Bukoba Municipality. Construction cost for the boat amounted to 43.6m/-. She commended members of the Beach Management Unit (BMU) at Nyamkazi who joined hands to start the project with support from Lake Victoria Environmental Management project (LVEMP ll ).
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Residents of Rock Lake upset over dirty aquatic weed harvester

Rock Lake Residents were shocked to see a weed-harvesting machine apparently covered with zebra mussels operating on their quiet waters, Saturday morning.

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