Ali-Said Matan, the Executive Secretary, Lake Victoria Basin Commission, says among the rescue measures that have been put in place include the installation of 86 Aids to Navigation equipment in Lake Victoria in the three Partner States, enactment of Lake Victoria Transport Act 2007 and its Regulations namely Safety Regulation 2010 and Fees Regulation 2010.
In a report released on Tuesday, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, noted the deliberate and brutally violent targeting of civilians, particularly women and children, in April and May. According to the report, at least 120 women and girls were raped and those unable to flee were killed as part of a deliberate scorched earth policy that has displaced thousands of people.
Speaking at the same event, the Relief and Disaster Preparedness Minister, Hillary Onek, said some countries he didnt disclose have been sending wrong elements to Uganda to kidnap or kill people who legally entered the country for business or as refugees.
The assistance will be provided as part implementation of the Refugee and Host Population Empowerment ReHoPE strategy, part of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework and in line with the New York Declaration on Refugees and Migrants.