In this region, the salt industry is the main source of income among the inhabitants. They still practice the old-fashioned way of salt extracting, as they learned from their ancestors. Just as people in villages own gardens for cultivation, people in Lake Katwe own salt pans, through which they acquire total sustainability. There are two seasons of harvesting salt: from January to March and from July to September when there is much sunshine. Salt traders come from nearby markets in Uganda and from other countries like Congo, Rwanda, Sudan and Tanzania.