The East African Community has endorsed Kenyan national Dr Saidi Ali Matano, as the new Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) Executive Secretary, replacing Rwanda’s Dr Canisius Kanangire.
At a function presided over by the EAC Secretary General Amb Liberat Mfumukeko at the EAC headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania, Dr Matano took the Oath of Allegiance, witnessed the EAC Director for Human Resource and Administration Mr Joseph Ochwada and other senior staff of the Community.
Dr Matano’s appointment that follows the expiry of Mr Kanangire contract, was endorsed by the 33rd Extra-Ordinary Meeting of the EAC Council of Ministers that took place on May 27, 2016 in Arusha, Tanzania.
LVBC is a specialized Institution of the East African Community responsible for coordinating the sustainable development agenda of the Lake Victoria Basin, with its Headquarters located in Kisumu, Kenya.
Dr Matano was the LVBC”s Programmes and Projects Development Officer. The post of Executive Secretary rotates amongst the five Partner States.