LAMU COUNTY TO DRIVE EUROPEAN UNION ECONOMIC PACT EXECUTION



LAMU COUNTY TO DRIVE EUROPEAN UNION ECONOMIC PACT EXECUTION

Lamu County’s Deputy Governor and Blue Economy CECM Abdulhakim Bwana is today chairing a Kenya-European Union (EU) Go Blue Partnership Steering Committee meeting in Nairobi.

The Deputy Governor will lead key deliberations with participants drawn from Coastal Counties; Kilifi, Kwale, Tana River, Lamu and Mombasa, seeking to establish a working framework of the partnership, ahead of the Kenya-European Union (EU) Go Blue Programme launch tomorrow.

The Kenya-EU Go Blue Programme is a 4-year Sh. 3.23 billion Fund economic cooperation partnership with the Coastal Regional Economic Bloc, Jumuiya ya Kaunti Za Pwani (JKP)

The Programme seeks to provide an inclusive and sustainable economic boost in Kenya’s Coastal region, with a focus on job creation and employment for young people and women, in cross cutting areas of the coastal economy, related to the Blue Economy.

Deputy Governor Abdulhakim’s Chairmanship of this key partnership follows Governor Fahim Twaha’s installation as the Blue Economy Sector Commitee Chairman, Governors Council.

The Blue Economy sector is a key cog of Lamu County’s socio-economic survival – with 70 percent of Lamu County’s economic activities directly related to fisheries, tourism and natural resources.

Upon the Programme’s launch, Lamu County is set to benefit from the Fund through activities promoting value addition of its Fisheries, Agriculture, Tourism and Culture, Education, and Trade sectors.

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For more Information Contact :

Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke


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