​Managing Director assures staff of his support as he tours the Port

Mombasa – June 4, 2018

Acting Managing Director Dr. Arch. Daniel Manduku on Monday assured KPA employees of his total support and commitment in realising the Authority's mandate.

Speaking during a familiarisation tour at the Port, the MD asked the KPA staff to equally play their part.

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From Left: Engineers Rodgers Mwayayi and Felix Ong'wen explaining to the Managing Director Dr. Arch. Daniel Manduku (centre) the operations of the newly acquired eco-hoppers at berth No. 5. Looking on are General Manager Engineering Services Eng. Rashid Salim (2nd R) and Head of Conventional Cargo Operations Mr. Paul Bor (EXtreme R).

"I am going around to understand what you do, to meet the people who do the actual work and familiarise with the operations at the Port. I am here to support you meet the organisation's mandate and all I want from you is cooperation so that together we can deliver," he said.

The MD said that he had opted to operate from the New Container Terminal "because I fully want to understand the operations and promise that I will be part and parcel of you on a daily basis."

He further pledged to promote a consultative approach in dealing with issues at the Port saying managers with ideas that could help improve operations at the Port should feel free to share with him.

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Acting Managing Director Dr. Arch. Daniel Manduku addressing Terminal Engineering staff at the workshop.

Key among the places the MD visited include; the upcoming Cruise terminal, Berth number 5 where he was showed the new eco hoppers, Conventional Cargo Engineering and Terminal Engineering workshops.

The MD who was flanked by the General Manager Engineering Services, Eng. Rashid Salim, listened keenly to Departmental Heads as they explained their operational areas.

"This is our Permanent Way Workshop where we are able to do our own fabrications and make savings. We actually need to expand it now that the SGR has come," Head of Civil Engineering Eng. Alfred Masha Nyanje explained to the MD.

Similarly, Head of Conventional Cargo Engineering, Eng. Felix Ong'wen and Head of Container Terminal Engineering Eng. Julius Tai had a chance to introduce their teams and share their experiences.

"As you might have noticed today there were no ships at berth number 3, 4 and 5. So whenever there's no ship forklifts are brought here for minor checks and repairs," said Eng. Ong'wen.