Integrated transport infrastructure Master Plan for Lamu Port City

CEC Lands Fahima Araft representing H.E Governor Fahim Twaha together with consultants during preparation of the integrated transport infrastructure Master Plan for Lamu Port City on 5th November 2017 at Mwanaarafa hall.

Arafat asked investors to help Lamu inorder to develop in terms of infrastructure. One of the consultants who drafted the plan urged Lamu leaders to be very careful with infrastructure and to keep Lamu the way it is.

In that workshop, the participant raised the concern of poor infrastructure, insecurity as well as economic activities of the Lamu people which will be affected by the project.

This integrated Transport Master Plan will:-

  • Formulate a technically, economically feasible and socially/environmentally sustainable master plan that will ensure that the project components in Lamu are efficiently connected while allowing for adequate expansion in future.
  • Develop a long-term transportation vision and overall transport network philosophy to support Lamu County’s future allocation of population and employment growth.
  • Provide a baseline for land –use planning, infrastructural development and infrastructure improvement.
  • Provide practical planning tools to assist the county government in identifying, prioritizing and implementing needed improvement to its transportation network in an efficient and effective manner.

Lappset Corridor Development Authority Lamu County Visit – 1/12/2017

Lappset Corridor Development Authority chairman Ambassador Francis Muthaura reaffirmed partnership with County Government of Lamu ahead of completion of the major LAPSSET project. Speaking to the officials of Lamu County Government after paying a courtesy call to the office of the Lamu Governor at Mokowe headquarters, Ambassador Muthaura said they require good cooperation with county government in order to realize good results.

“Our responsibility is to ensure that the project impacts on the community positively and through working with county leadership it will be realized Muthaura said.Lamu port will be the biggest in the East of Africa which will come up with the highway and railway to link South Sudan and Ethiopia through Isiolo County.

According to the Lappset CEO Silvester Kasuku, the first berth terminal will be completed in mid-2018 and all the remaining three terminals will be ready by 2020. He asked Lamu people who do business in Mombasa to start relocating to Lamu and explorer the big opportunity that is opening up.

Meanwhile the Deputy Governor Abdulhakim Aboud asked LAPSSET authority to partner with them in securing land that is planned for development.

Salama Fikira Company trains security guards in lamu-east

31 youth from Lamu East Sub County who underwent security guard training have passed out yesterday in a colorful ceremony at Siyu camp in Patte Island.

The youth for the last two weeks underwent a world-class training from the international security farm known as Salama Fikira.Salama Fikira security Company contracted to provide security for Zarara Gas and Oil Company which is expected to drill gas at Patte Island.The youth now will be employed by the Salama Fikira Company to provide security for zarara gas and Oil Company which has discovered the gas at Goda area between Siu and Faza in Patte Island.
According to the security consultant of the firm, 90% of its staff will be from the community living on the Island and Lamu County as a whole.The program is part of an initiative which the Zarara Company pledged to undertake in Lamu East Sub County as a way of giving back to the society.

Representing Lamu county government, Lamu East sub County administrator Shee Kupi on behalf of the county government, thanked the company and assured them with the corporation and asked the youth to work hard and maintain discipline while on their line of duty.

 

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