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What are the roles played by Lake Victoria waterway in the economy of East African states?

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Roles played by Lake Victoria waterway in the economy of East African states are;

  • Acceleration of movement of goods and people thus facilitation/enabling trade that brings economic development.
  • Industrialization this is through transport of raw materials from source areas to the industries/ finished products to the market
  • Generation of revenue - People engage in transport and communication activities as a source of income.
  • Development of Urban centres/urbanization - towns develop along major highway and road junctions
  • Creation of employment opportunities thus improving their living standards
  • Promotion of tourism - assists in transportation of tourist to various tourist attraction centres.
  • Expansion of trading/opening new trading markets thus encouraging mass production of goods and more extensive trade.
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