Reasons for limited use of Lake Victoria ports are;
- Presence of water hyacinth that limit movement of water vessels.
- Underdevelopment/dilapidated port infrastructure
- Production of similar goods among the East African countries limiting use of ports.
- Low/lack of industrial output.
- Mistrust between East African countries limiting full tapping of the waterway potential.
- Lack of prope linkage with railway or roads that feed the ports