The composition of the LVFO is made of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Management and Research Institutions of Partner States, Beach Management Units, and Associations of Fish Processors and Exporters who are coordinated by a Secretariat based in Jinja, Uganda.  Beach Management Unit are organizations of fishers, fish traders, boat owners, fish processors and other beach stakeholders who have traditionally depended on beach fisheries activities for their livelihood.

Organs of the Organization (Reference - LVFO Convention)

  1. The Sectoral Council of Ministers is the governing body of the Organization consisting of the Ministers responsible for Fisheries and Aquaculture of the Contracting Parties or their authorized representatives.  Currently, the Ministers are: HON. FRANK TUMWEBAZE, (MP) – Republic of Uganda  (Chairperson of the Sectoral Council), IR. PROSPER DODIKO – Republic of Burundi (Vice Chairman  of the Sectoral Council),  HON. SALIM M. MVURYA, E.G.H. – Republic of Kenya (Member of the Sectoral Council) and HON. ABDALLAH HAMIS ULEGA (MP)  - United Republic of Tanzania (Member of the Sectoral Council)

 

  1. The Coordination Committee which consists of the Chief Executive Officers of the Ministries dealing with aquaculture and fisheries matters in each of the Contracting Parties or their representatives.  These are the Permanent Secretaries / Principal Secretary;  MAJOR GENERAL DAVID KASURA-KYOMUKAMA – Republic of Uganda (Chairperson of the Coordination Committee), MR. EMMANUEL NIYUNGEKO – Republic of Burundi (Vice Chairperson of the Coordination Committee), MS. BETSY MUTHONI NJAGI - Republic of Kenya (Member of the Coordination Committee) and PROF. RIZIKI SHEMDOE - United Republic of Tanzania (Member of the Coordination Committee)

 

  1. The Senior Officials consist of members who head departments responsible for fisheries and aquaculture management and the heads of the departments responsible for fisheries and aquaculture research in each of the Contracting Parties, or their authorized representatives.  Currently there are eight members heading the F&A Management & Research institutions; MR. MUKASA TOM BUKENYA – from Republic of Uganda (Chairman of the Committee), MR. DÉO NDUWAYEZU – from Republic of Burundi(Vice Chairman of the Committee), MR. DÉO NDUWAYEZU – from Republic of Burundi (Member of Committee), MR. RODRICK KUNDU – Republic of Kenya (member of the Committee), ISMAEL AARON KIMIREI – from United Republic of Tanzania (Member of the Committee), DR. WINNIE NKALUBO – Republic of Uganda (Member of the Committee), MR ALFRED NIYOKWISHIMIRA - Republic of Burundi (Member of the Committee), PROF. JAMES M. NJIRU - Republic of Kenya (Member of the Committee), MS. REBECCA MURITU - Republic of Kenya (Member of the Committee), PROF. MOHAMMED ALI SHEIKH - United Republic of Tanzania (Member of the Committee), DR. ISMAEL AARON KIMIREI (PH.D. ECOLOGY) - United Republic of Tanzania (Member of the Committee) and DR. WINNIE NKALUBO -  Republic of Uganda (Member of the Committee)
  2. The Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Technical Committee shall be constituted by the heads of the departments responsible for fisheries management of the Contracting Parties or their authorized representatives.
     
  3. The Scientific Technical Committee shall be constituted by the heads of the departments responsible for fisheries research of the Contracting Parties or their authorized representatives.
     
  4. The Working Groups advise the Senior Officials on matters within their areas of competence.

 

  1. The Permanent Secretariat is headed by an Executive Secretary who is appointed by the Sectoral Council of Ministers for a period of five years non-renewable on such conditions as it may determine and the position is subject to rotation among the Contracting Parties. The current Executive Secretary is Dr. Shigalla Mahongo.

 

 

LVFO Structure

 

LVFO Secretariat Structure