Coast Leaders Call for Urgent meeting on Planned Port Privatisation


The Coast Parliamentary Group (CPG) has called for an urgent meeting to discuss Kenya Ports Authority [KPA] plans to privatize  berths numbers 11 to 14 with with the process underway for the first one.

CPG chairman Danson Mwashako said he has been forced to call for an urgent meeting to chart the way forward concerning government plans to privatize a section of the port facility.

He said during their meeting they will extend their invitation to port stakeholders.

“The resolution on the way forward will come up during a series of the meetings at the end of the week,” he said.

Mwashako refuted claims they were aware and were informed about the government move saying it was done behind their backs.

He was speaking during the commissioning of Changamwe swimming pool project in Changamwe constituency, Mombasa county. National assembly speaker Moses Wetangula presided over the commissioning ceremony.

The CPG chairman told the gathering that after the outcome of their meeting with stakeholders they will engage the KPA  management to shed more light on the matter.

He asked Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen to organize a consultative meeting with them before things get out of hand.

He warned the government they are not ready to lose their only major backbone of the county’s economy through privatization. 

“The government move will render coast region’s residents redundant,” he pointed out.

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