Monday, February 26, 2024

Kisumu not left behind in President Kenyatta’s exit package

Kisumu is one of the counties which fortunately benefited from President Uhuru Kenyatta’s package to Kenyans as he exits office.

The President landed in Kisumu on Monday evening, launched the new Railway terminus, before launching the floating of a new vessel, MV Uhuru 2.

These were historic projects, marking the fresh beginning of a revamped transport sector in the region.

The operationalization of the shipyard will create businesses as well of jobs for thousands of people

President Kenyatta

MV Uhuru 2 adds to MV Uhuru One which has been operating in Lake Victoria, between Kisumu Port and Jinja and Port Bell in Uganda.

Another project launched was Kisumu Shipyard, which puts Kisumu in the map of ship builders.

Maritime services

The President said the shipyard will have the capacity to repair and maintain ships and also undertake maritime services within the lake Victoria region and other inland water bodies.

“The operationalization of the shipyard will create businesses as well of jobs for thousands of people,” says Uhuru.

The Kisumu shipyard is one of the legacy project he launches as his second term comes to an end.

Before his trip to Kisumu, the President had earlier commissioned an Industrial Water Supply Park project in Naivasha.

A worker welding part of MV Uhuru 2 at Kisumu Shipyard

Among other projects include energy, water, transport which he says will drive the country into acquiring jobs and trillions of shillings in wealth for the nation.

Uhuru further noted that industrial revolution depends on access to, and availability of raw materials, markets and the availability of inexpensive  and reliable energy supply.

This is the motivating factor behind his commissioning of projects as he exits office.

Furthermore, he rehabilitated the Nakuru-Kisumu railway line.

Integrated transport network involving road, rail  air and lake, he says, will be enhanced for the benefit of the Kenyan people and the entire region .

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