County Government of Lamu

H.E GOVERNOR ISSA TIMAMY RECEIVE UPDATES FROM THE FISHERMEN COMPENSATION TASKFORCE

4,734 fisher folk who lost their fishing grounds following the construction of the Port of Lamu are to receive approximately KSh. 1.7 Billion as their compensation once all fishermen append their signatures in agreement of the compensation.

Speaking when hosting a stakeholders meeting at the Lamu County Headquarters, Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW noted that out of 4,167 who have been, verified and cleared by EACC only 3,935 fishermen had signed their compensation agreement with the remaining 232 yet to append their signatures and they haven’t showed up yet.

The Governor tasked the Department of Fisheries to physically contact the remaining individual fisher folk to append their signature to the agreement.

The Governor further noted that the fishermen will receive 65% in cash from the Government as the first phase of the compensation with the remaining 35% of the total amount set aside for sustainability of fisheries activities will be used to buy modern fishing equipment to enable them access deep sea fishing to maximise the exploitation without interfering with the stocks and help them transition from semi-scale to semi-commercial and gradually to commercial basis.

The Governor once again directed the taskforce to fast track the exercise so that the fishermen get their compensation soonest.

In attendance was Deputy Governor HE Raphael Munyua, CECM Fisheries Hon. Faiz Fankupi, Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir Issa, LAPSSET Regional Manager Salim Bunu,Principle operation officer Lamu port Mr Abdishukri Osman, lawyers from all agencies, representatives from the National Government, EACC, AG office, and National Government Representatives led by Acting County Commissioner Mr. Charles Kitheka among others.

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

HANDING OVER OF CONSTRUCTION OF COUNTY HEADQUARTERS FROM STATE DEPARTMENT FOR PUBLIC WORKS TO LAMU, NYANDARUA, THARAKA NITHI, ISIOLO & TANA RIVER COUNTIES

Lamu Deputy Governor HE Raphael Munyua has on Thursday represented Governor Issa Timamy at the official handing over of construction of County Headquarters from the State Department for Public Works to Lamu County in Nairobi.

Lamu, Nyandarua, Tharaka Nithi, Isiolo and Tana River counties did not inherit adequate facilities that could accommodate the new administration at the onset of devolution, and their construction is at different levels of completion.

The allocation for the construction of the county headquarters is intended to promote devolution by ensuring that the counties have the appropriate infrastructure necessary to perform their respective functions.

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

GOVERNOR TIMAMY COMMISSIONS Sh. 58 MILLION MPEKETONI MARKET

Mpeketoni traders have something to smile about after Lamu Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW on Friday officially opened Mpeketoni Modern Market to bolster trade and support small-scale enterprises in Lamu West Sub-county.

The new market which has a capacity to accommodate over 250 traders was constructed through the Department of Tourism, Culture, Trade and Investment and also incorporates a perimeter wall, ablution block, cabro paving and construction of the market to Jua Kali cabro access road..

Speaking in Mpeketoni during the official opening event, Governor Timamy said his administration would continue to engage in projects that will improve the lives of the residents.

“My agenda was to set up a modern market and help traders carry out their economic activities in a conducive environment. My administration further gives two month tax grace period to all traders to enable them stabilize” said Governor Timamy.

Mama Judith, a trader in the market, said she is hopeful her fortunes will be transformed by the new market. She added that the traders had been suffering from dust and scorching sunlight because the market place was exposed.

MCAs led by Bahari Ward representative Hon. Francis Gakonga committed to support Governor Timamy towards achieving his development agenda.

In attendance was Deputy Governor HE Raphael Munyua, CS Abbas, CoS Abdulnasir Issa, Trade CECM Hon. Aisha Miraj, Education CECM Hon. Sebastian Owanga, CECM Finance Hon. Mohamed Mbwana, Agriculture CECM Hon. James Gichu, Trade Chief Officer Md. Joyce Murimi, Infrastructure Chief Officer Mr. Alex Jimbi, Bahari, Mkunumbi and Hongwe Ward administrators.

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

GOVERNOR TIMAMY GRACES MPEKETONI AGRI-BUSINESS FARMERS FIELD DAY IN BAHARI WARD, LAMU COUNTY

Lamu Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW, on Saturday graced the Farmers Field Day at Mpeketoni Agricultural Training Center where entrepreneurs, industry professionals and farmers come together to exchange ideas, expand businesses, and share knowledge and technologies that can drive sustainable growth in the agri-sector of Lamu County.

Speaking during the event, Lamu Governor said the forum served as a platform for showcasing, networking, knowledge and innovations in the agriculture industry to unlock the county agricultural potential which encapsulates the focus on exploring the vast untapped opportunities and sustainable practices that can revolutionise Lamu’s agricultural sector and connect the county to global agribusiness.

“After going through different demonstration farms, I urge our farmer’s to take advantage of the appropriate technology and market linkages showcased here to unlock Lamu’s agricultural potential” Stated Governor Timamy

Governor Timamy also underscored his administration commitment towards wooing investors noting that cotton ginning and a cashewnut processing plant investors are on site towards setting up their plants in Hindi and Bahari ward’s respectively.

Towards promoting Agriculture and supporting famers, the Governor announced that his administration had revised the subsided ploughing services from Sh. 2,500 to 2,250 per acre against the commercial rate if over Sh. 3,500 per acre to enable more farmers benefit from the subsidy.

Deputy Governor HE Raphael Munyua commited to support Governor Timamy towards empowering and harnessing the power of the farmer’s and leveraging on technology towards cultivating a brighter pivotal role played by famers in agriculture and shaping the future of farming in Lamu.

Agriculture CECM Hon. James Gichu said the field day served as a platform for knowledge sharing for policymakers, industry leaders towards innovative farming techniques, data-driven agriculture, best practices for sustainable agriculture, financing, and investment opportunities among others.

In attendance was County Secretary Ambassador Ali Abbas, CECMs, Chief Officer’s, Directors among other county officials.

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

GOVERNOR TIMAMY UNVEILS ENDOSCOPY UNIT AT KING FAHD HOSPITAL

Lamu county has got a major boost towards enhancing medical services following the unveiling of an endoscopy unit at King Fahd Hospital in Lamu.

The new sub-unit was launched by Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW on Tuesday and will be under the minimally-invasive surgery theatre, a transformative addition to the King Fahd medical capabilities.

The equipment has a small camera passed through the mouth to the throat and to the stomach to accurately diagnose gastrointestinal problems such as hyperacidity, gaseous problems, stomach ulcers, internal hernias, esophageal and stomach ulcers.

Governor Timamy also noted that the facility will be a sigh of relief to patients who had been forced to travel to mombasa for the service. He further thanked visiting Consultant Dr Lee Jingsup, resident Surgeons Dr. Abdulkadir and Dr. Fawaz for having successfully conducted 30 endoscopic surgeries for free at the facility.

Health CECM Dr. Mbarak Bahjaj said endescopy unit is a significant milestone towards King Fahd mission of enhancing the health and well-being of Kenyans and global citizens through providing patient-centered and evidence-based healthcare.

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

OVER 30 BENEFICIARIES FROM MKOMANI & SHELLA WARD GET TOOLS OF TRADE TO BOOST BUSINESS

At least 30 beneficiaries including 10 youths from Mkomani and Shella ward, Lamu County have benefited from various tools of trade from the county government.

The items which included rotary sander, jigsaw, circular saw, router among others were handed over by Governor Issa Timamy on Tuesday as part of empowering the youth to start and run a business to generate an income.

The Governor further noted his administration remained committed towards ensuring a good working environment for youth, women and PWD to thrive in business.

Trade and Investment CECM Hon. Aisha Miraj said that the Department will monitor the beneficiaries progress in all businesses to ensure they have a positive impact on the youth and the society. She also noted that the department was encouraging the use of online to market their products.

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

LAMU TO SAVE OVER Sh. 10 MILLION ANNUALLY ONCE THE NEW OXYGEN PLANT IS COMMISSIONED

Lamu Governor Issa Timamy EGH,OGW on Tuesday inspected the ongoing construction of King Fahd oxygen plant housing saying it supports his election promise to Lamu residents of delivering quality healthcare services.

Speaking after the inspection, the Governor said the plant which is due to arrive in Lamu next month and will serve the ICU and crucial departments.

“This plant which will save the county over Sh. 10 million shillings annually in purchasing oxygen, and will help cut on travels costs for patients who go to other counties to seek for these services” said the Governor.

Health CECM thanked Governor Timamy for his commitment towards strengthening the health sector by hiring more health workers, building dispensaries and more so equipping them to a state that can serve the community.

Also in attendance was CoS Mr. Abdulnasir Issa, Chief Officer Dr. Victor Tole, Hospital board members led by Chairlady Hon. Amina Kale, MCAs Hon. Shekhuna, Hon. Medo among others.

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

GOVERNOR TIMAMY ISSUES SCHOLARSHIPS WORTH KSH 20 MILLION TO 120 NEEDY STUDENTS FROM LAMU

Lamu Governor H.E. Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W has reaffirmed his commitment to education accessibility by awarding scholarships to 120 secondary and tertiary students from underprivileged backgrounds, under the Kenya Marine Fisheries and Socio-economic Development (KEMFSED) program.

The students received Ksh. 9.1million out of Ksh. 20million that will be disbursed.

The scholarships were awarded to recipients who were carefully selected based on their financial need and academic merit and will benefit 30 secondary school students and 90 college students.

Speaking while awarding the scholarships at Mokowe headquarters on Friday, Governor Timamy lauded the KEMFSED project for their invaluable contribution to education and the community, acknowledging their commitment to supporting deserving students in pursuing their academic dreams.

The Governor reaffirmed his unwavering dedication to education, highlighting it as a cornerstone of his administration’s agenda.

“My administration aims to remove financial barriers that often hinder students’ access to quality education. I pledge to work tirelessly to ensure that every child in Lamu County has the opportunity to receive high-quality education and reach their full potential,” stated Governor Timamy.

The Governor was accompanied by his Deputy Raphael Munyua, Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir Issa, CECMs, KEMFSED County Project Coordinator Mr. Kamalu Shariff, Chief Officers, among other county officials.

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For more information contact:

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

FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO KENYA PAYS COURTESY CALL ON GOVERNOR TIMAMY IN LAMU

French Ambassador to Kenya H.E Arnaud Suquet has said Lamu County Geographic Information System Laboratory project remains to be a key pillar towards enabling the county to collect, process and analyze data in digital form.

The Ambassador was speaking on Thursday when he paid a courtesy call on Governor Issa Timamy EGH, OGW at Mokowe County Headquarters.

The Ambassador who is Lamu for an official visit also toured the LAPSSET project.

In attendance was Lamu Deputy Governor HE Raphael Munyua, County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas and Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir Issa and County Executive Committee Members.

WEST POKOT DEPUTY GOVERNOR PAYS A COURTESY CALL ON LAMU GOVERNOR

West Pokot Deputy Governor Robert Komolle together with members of the West Pokot Executive on Tuesday morning paid a courtesy call on County Government of Lamu Governor’s Office at the County Headquarters in Mokowe.

The West Pokot delegation which is in Lamu for a 4 days benchmarking exercise on governance was received by Education CECM Hon. Sebastian Owanga and Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir Issa.

Among the key areas that the County Officials are interested to learn from Lamu include; Disaster Response Management (DRM), Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and Geographic Information System (GIS).

During their working tour, the team will visit the County Assembly and the Lamu Port.

In attendance was Disaster Response Management Chief Officer Mr. Kassim Mohamed and DRM Director Mr. Mbarak.

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For more information contact:

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

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