Kenya Ports Authority Mombasa
Together with my colleague Moses Kuria (CS Trade and Investment), I hosted H.E. President William Ruto at the Kenya Ports Authority Mombasa this morning for a consultative forum with stakeholders in the maritime and transshipment sector.
As a Ministry, we will be working on addressing the challenges highlighted in the meeting in an effort to streamline Port operations, facilitate faster movement of goods from the Port to target destinations, attract investment and boost the economy of Mombasa and Kenya.
Among the measures we will be implementing, in line with H.E. the President's directives, is the reduction of the number of weighbridges along the Northern Corridor and confining the weighing of cargo to points of entry and exit, increasing NTSA capacity to allow 24/7 hour operations and partnering with the private sector in the delivery of scanning services at the Port.
These efforts are meant to leverage on Kenya's strategic position to encourage import-export business and ensure Kenya lives up to its billing as the regional hub for trade and investment and the gateway to regional markets.
Other leaders present included Uganda's Transport Minister Gen. Edward Wamala, Prime CS Musalia Mudavadi, CSs Salim Mvurya (Maritime and Blue Economy) and Aden Duale (Defence), Council of Governors Chair and Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru, Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir, PSs, MPS led by National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichungwa, and Heads of State Agencies.