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Byline: Godwin Muhwezi-Bonge
It took British explorer John Speke in 1858, to bring to the world's attention the existence of a massive lake in the heart of Africa but residents had long depended on Lake Nalubaale for food, water and transport.
Several hundred years later, and since renamed Victoria after the British monarch, the lake remains the heart of the Great Lakes region and a direct source of livelihood for an estimated 30 million people.
Lake Victoria is the world's second-largest fresh water body in the world after Lake Superior in Canada and the US.
The 68,800-square-kilometre lake is shared among Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania which …