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Ruto tips Port of Mombasa to be economic hub

The Government is keen in making sure that it maximises on the potential that is in the Port of Mombasa, for economic gains.

Working with partners, President William Ruto said, the Government is keen on transforming the port to be globally competitive.
The President added that reforms at the port are crucial for the country’s prosperity.

“The productivity of the Port of Mombasa is directly linked to the state of our economy. Improving efficiency will help us create jobs, boost export volumes and stimulate economic growth,” he said.

The President was speaking on Saturday during the Port Reforms Working Group Consultative Forum at the Berth 22 of the Port of Mombasa.

Later in Miritini, the President launched the Toyota Fortuner Assembly Line, a 120 million dollars vehicle Assembly plant.

Speaking at the launch, the President said the government has instituted policies and measures to create an environment for the growth of manufacturing.

“We need investments to create the opportunities, uplift communities and strengthen the economy.”

He challenged players in the automotive sector to develop affordable cars for low-income earners.

At the Kenya Navy Services Headquarters (KNS), the President presided over the rededication of KNS Shupavu.

He pointed out that the move will improve the capacity of the Kenya Defence Forces to effectively support the maritime industry.

“This will significantly boost our Blue Economy and enhance our exploration for possibilities of trade and investment in the Oceans.”

Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi, CSs Kipchumba Murkomen, Moses Kuria, Aden Duale, Salim Mvurya, Council of Governors Chairperson Anne Waiguru, Mombasa Governor Abdullswamad Nassir, Lamu Governor Issa Timamy, Speaker of the Senate Amason Kingi, MPs led by Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah, Kenya Ports Authority Chairman Benjamin Tayari, among others, were present.

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