County Government of Lamu

Cabinet Secretary from the Ministry of Lands, Public Works, Housing and Urban Development Hon. Zacharia Mwangi Njeru was today at the Port of Lamu for a familiarization tour of the key operational areas.

The Cabinet Secretary who was accompanied by Lamu Governor H.E. Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W was received at the Port of Lamu by Operation Officer Mr. Earnest Mbalanya.

CO-OPERATIVE BANK OPENS NEW BRANCH IN HINDI TOWN

Lamu County has once again attracted a big player in the banking sector after Co-operative Bank opened its second branch in Lamu County.

H.E. Governor Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W graced the official opening of the branch which is the 15th in Coast region.

Bank’s Regional Manager Mr. Philip Musyoka said the decision to open the branch in Hindi town was informed by the fast growing nature of the local economy in Lamu County.

Governor Timamy thanked Co-operative Bank gesture and assured the branch will attract business and spur the economic growth in Hindi and Lamu County. He further thanked the bank for it’s contribution towards supporting the education sector through issuance of scholarships.

In attendance was Lamu Deputy Governor H.E. Raphael Munyua, Lamu West M.P Hon. Stanley Muthama, County Finance C.E.C.M Hon. Mbwana Mohamed, County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas, Chief Officer Finance Ms. Salma Omar, Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir M. Issa, Hindi M.C.A Hon. James Njaaga, Cooperative Bank Management led by the Board of Director Mr. Richard Kimanthi among others.

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Lamu County Government Communications Office Email: communication@lamu.go.ke

LAMU COUNTY TO BUILD CASHEW NUT PROCESSING PLANT IN HINDI

Lamu County will soon have a new cashew nut processing factory, following new investment opportunities that have been opened to investors by the Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W.

The Governor spoke when hosting Equatorial Nut processors and SUED on Tuesday when they paid him a courtesy call to discuss on how they would collaborate towards ensuring the processing plant works seamlessly and revives the abeyant crop in Lamu.

“We are currently in the final stages of setting up a major Cashew processing plant in Hindi ward which will not only offer a ready market for cashew farmers’ produce, but also eradicate middlemen known to exploit our farmers,” stated Governor Timamy.

On their part, Equatorial Nut Processors Ltd who will implement the project through SUED, committed to ensure the processing plant which will create over 270 direct jobs, will be a refinement in improving socio-economic potential and guarantee better profits to the thousands of families that derive their livelihood from the crop.

The Council of Governors’ Blue Economy Committee Chair also affirmed his commitment to continue attracting foreign investment into value-added industries to wean the county’s economy. These measures include assuring investors and business owners government’s full support and clear the way of unnecessary hurdles frustrating them.

The cashew nut project is part of the Governor’s ambitious projects that he has rolled out to turn Lamu into a bustling economic hub. This year, the county will set up a ginnery in Mpeketoni Bahari Ward and is also seeking to establish fruits and fish processing plants.

In attendance was British High Commission Economic Lead Development Ms. Eunice Ogolo , K.C.L Consortium Mr. Edward Mungai, SUED Team Leader Mr. John Kashangaki among others.

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For more information contact:

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

Hydrating Humanity team leader Mr. Patrick Selevy and his delegation, on Tuesday paid a courtesy call to Lamu Governor H.E Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W at the county headquarters in Mokowe.

During the meeting Mr. Selevy pledged to drill 10 boreholes as part of their pursuit for provision of clean water.

Lamu Governor applauded the move and further requested Hydrating Humanity to drill more boreholes in Lamu.

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For more information contact:

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

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