Gov't to pursue public-private partnership to improve infrastructure at Mombasa Port
- DP Rigathi Gachagua was speaking in Mombasa aboard the CMA CGM MANTA RAY cargo ship.
- He also met the French business community delegation that included 14 chief executive officers of companies based in Kenya.
The Government is ready to work with the new management at Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) to set the ground for public and private partnership for improvement of the infrastructure of the Mombasa Port.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua says such a partnership will also bolster the Lamu port under the Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport corridor (LAPSSET).
Speaking in Mombasa aboard the CMA CGM MANTA RAY cargo ship on Tuesday, Rigathi also challenged KPA to "transform the port to a world-class logistical hub through improved efficiency and effectiveness."
KPA has a new managing director Captain William K. Ruto. In a bid to improve efficiency, the Authority has made several staff changes since that arrival of Captain Ruto. General Human Resource and Administration Manager, Daniel Ogutu, was transferred to the Shimoni port, Kwale county, as project manager.
Mary Wangai, who was the human resource manager at the headquarters in Mombasa, was posted to the Port of Lamu port in the same capacity. Meanwhile, Anderson Mtalaki, who was the general manager for engineering services, was named as principal officer, dock yard.
During the visit to the port, DP Gachagua addressed a French business community delegation that included 14 chief executive officers of companies based in Kenya. "I encouraged them to invest more in our country," said the DP. "I assured them that we are committed to improving the business environment for foreign direct investment."
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