Kwale MCAs sensitized on Shimoni and other KPA projects
Mombasa – September 20, 2019
The Authority held a one-day workshop for Members of the County Assembly
of Kwale at a Mombasa hotel on Tuesday to appraise them on the development
progress of Shimoni Port and all other KPA ongoing projects.
KPA Managing Director Dr. Arch. Daniel Manduku said as lawmakers the MCAs’
input was key in enriching the development projects.
A section of the MCAs following proceedings of the meeting.
In remarks delivered on his behalf by the General Manager Corporate
Services Mr. Edward Kamau, the MD told the meeting that Shimoni Port is one of
the key development projects in the Authority’s 30 -year Master Plan. He said
the projects aim at improving Kenya’s marine competitiveness as an investment
“We prioritized the development of Shimoni after discovering it had
biggest viability in terms of being a fishing port. As we undertake the
projects your direct or indirect support will be highly appreciated,” the MD
The Hon. Members led by the Speaker Hon. Sammy Ruwa thanked KPA for recognizing
them as key stakeholders and pledged to support the implementation of the
KPA General Managers Captain William Ruto (Operations and Harbour Master)
and Eng. Vincent Sidai (Infrastructure Development) were also present at the
General Manager Corporate Services Mr. Edward Kamau (L) and the General Manager Operations and Harbour Master Captain William Ruto sharing information during the meeting.
The MCAs listened keenly to the presentations by the KPA Head of Corporate
Development and Strategy Mr. Martin Mutuku who explained to them that the focus
on the development of Shimoni Port will be on fishing port and conventional
“The objectives of Shimoni Port are; contribute to the development of
rural communities, to create additional employment opportunities, to create
entrepreneurial opportunities, to improve living standards of citizens and to
improve Kenya’s competitiveness as a maritime logistics hub,” said Mr. Mutuku.
Kwale Speaker Sammy Ruwa thanked the KPA management for giving the MCAs an
opportunity to offer their input on projects.
“We are ready to work with you to ensure that the Shimoni Port and the Dongo
Kundu Special Economic Zones projects are implemented. We have heard you and we
will really appreciate to have those presentations so that our Committee on
Transport can go through before we can come back to you later for a Memorandum
of Understanding. Once we do the MOU we are looking forward for further
engagements in future,” he said.
Kwale County Assembly Speaker Hon. Sammy Ruwa speaking during the meeting.
MCAs who spoke were equally grateful that the Authority had extended an
invitation to them on matters development.
“We really want to thank KPA which has for the first time invited and
talked to us. Thanks to the current Managing Director Dr. Manduku who has
recognized and identified us as key stakeholders. We appreciate the invitation
and are humbled as an institution,” said Hon. Anthony Yama, MCA for Kasemeni
Elsewhere in Kwale, the Shimoni Port Project Implementation Team on
Thursday resolved to construct a new jetty for fish landing to avoid disrupting
commercial activities at the existing old jetty.
The team made the resolution during a meeting on the preparations for the
construction of the Shimoni fishing port chaired by Kwale County Commissioner
Mr. Karuku Ngumo.
KPA's Acting Head of Projects Development and Management Mr. William Tenay briefing the team led by Kwale County Commissioner Mr. Karuku Ngumo (in white checked shirt) on the requirements for construction of the new jetty.
A Director at the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) Mr. Eliud Lelerai who
attended the meeting urged the team to come up with a delivery chain of the
project with various components and sub-components and identify the bottlenecks
likely to occur for each of the drivers.
The KPA team was led by Acting Head of Projects Development and Management
Mr. William Tenay.