Private Sector Takeover Liwatoni Fisheries Project Phase II


The government has decided the phase two of the Liwatoni Fisheries project will be through a private sector arrangement.

Blue Economy and Maritime Affairs Cabinet Secretary Salim Mvurya said the project has been designed for two phases with phase one currently underway.

He pointed out that the first phase of the project is estimated to cost the government sh 1.49 billion.

“I’m here to assess the progress to ensure the first phase of the project is completed by end of this year,” he said.

Mvurya issued instructions that the phase one of the blue economy project under the public works ministry must be completed by December this year.

He was speaking after carrying out an inspection tour of Liwatoni Fisheries processing ecosystems formerly Liwatoni Fisheries Complex in Ganjoni, in Mombasa County.

The CS told the media he will continue to do a follow up to ensure the first phase of the project is completed within the stipulated timeframe.

Mvurya said the government has engaged a number of private sector agencies to ensure the project is completed.

He assured journalists the private sector players are ready and willing to work with the government through the arrangement.

“Upon completion it will create 3,000 direct employment opportunities,” he announced.

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The CS pointed out the government is keen to ensure the project is completed in good time.

Mvurya said apart from the completion of the project the government has lined up several projects to support the blue economy agenda on an agreed timeline.  

He added there is the construction of the Shimoni fishing port project in Kwale County at the tune of Sh 2.1 billion after Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) set aside the amount for the proposed project.

“My ministry is following the proposed project keenly up to its completion,” he confirmed.  

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