Uganda is looking at a plan to privatize its lakes. Private companies could "lease" a lake and it would become theirs to exploit.
As a friend of mine pointed out... Does anyone treat a rental car better than the one they own?
"Kampala — The fisheries ministry is drafting a policy to allow districts to lease lakes, state minister Fred Mukisa has disclosed.
Mukisa said the districts will lease the lakes for a specified period of time to investors. He clarified that the crater lakes would be privatised first.
He said the aim was to create a sense of ownership in the use and management of the lakes in order to increase fish production. Mukisa said because the public thinks the lakes belong to no one, the vital water bodies have been degraded and fish depleted.
Mukisa said the people, who will manage the lakes after paying for the leases, will look after the lakes and the fish and promote tourism.
He noted that once the lakes are privatised, they will encourage investors to carry out cage fish farming to increase fish stocks."