Ripon landing site continues to experience a reduction in both land area and population due to rising water levels in Lake Victoria. Before the water rose, the landing site was 100 meters from the lakeshore. The water has since covered more than 50 meters of that land.
InfoNile’s documentary features the Flipflopi, the world’s first 100% recycled plastic boat, which sailed more than five hundred kilometers around Lake Victoria in March to bring together communities in the fight against plastic pollution.
The rising water levels of Lake Victoria have disrupted businesses, destroyed property, and displaced many people living and working by the lake shores in Uganda. It is a double tragedy happening amidst the Covid-19 lockdown.