Three self help groups from Mkunumbi ward have today received two fibre boats, outboard engines and canoes under the ongoing multifaceted social protection program that’s being undertaken by the Lamu County Government in collaboration with Kenya Climate Smart Agriculture Project (KCSAP), that aims to improve fish value chain.

The over 100 fisher group members from Mkunumbi will now have alternative ways to address climate change-related risks, and food security.

Addressing the fisher group members during the flag off exercise at Ndambwe, H.E Governor Issa Timamy E.G.H, O.G.W said the initiative will go a long way in enhancing food security and rural poverty eradication through improved disposable income to smallholder fisher households. He further promised fisher groups that his government remains committed towards supporting them to realize their potential.

He further noted that the undertaking is in line with Lamu County Government policies and KCSAP’s objectives noting that County Government will continue to encourage collaboration with like minded development partners that help to push Lamu’s development agenda.

The three groups that benefited include;

1. Utendakazi self group – 3 fibre canoes.

2. Utalii self group – one fibre boat and an outboard engine.

3. Lamu fishermen dealers organization- one fibre boat and an outboard engine.

The Governor was accompanied by Agriculture CEC Member Hon. Jimmy Gichu, County Secretary Amb. Ali Abbas, Chief of Staff Mr. Abdulnasir M. Issa among others.


For more information contact:

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