UK GOVERNMENT REAFFIRM ECONOMIC, TIES WITH LAMU



UK GOVERNMENT REAFFIRM ECONOMIC, TIES WITH LAMU

British High Commission Development Director Richard Erlebach has this afternoon paid a courtesy call to Lamu Governor H.E Fahim Twaha.

The two discussed on extending partnerships of economic interests between Lamu County and the UK Government cementing long standing historical ties critical for development.

Governor Fahim said that Lamu County offers strategic prospects in infrastructure, energy, Blue Growth, Tourism, Trade that UK, Kenya’s largest investor, could co-partner in.

“LAPSSET is a capital extensive project that provides numerous complementary development opportunities that UK Government can invest in. This will fast track Kenya’s development agenda and by extension Lamu’s,” said Governor Fahim.

“LAPSSET project will open up Lamu County and as the UK Government, we are committed to ensure we support the County Government of Lamu as it plays its role towards actualization of this project in line with the National Government plan,” said Mr. Richard.

The LAPSSET Corridor Program is Eastern Africa’s largest and most ambitious infrastructure project being undertaken by the National Government and is bringing together Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan.

Once completed the project will bring huge opportunities for the region thus the much need for early planning.

Other members present include; Francis Thoya, Coast Region Advisor; Foreign Commonwealth and Development office, Mkomani MCA Hon. Yahya Basode, Lands CECM Fahima Arafat, CS John Mburu, COS Galgalo Bute and Municipal Manager Omar Shabna.

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For more information contact:
Lamu County Government Communications Office at info@lamu.go.ke


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