Mombasa county government plots a takeover of Kenya Ferry Services

Mombasa county government plots a takeover of Kenya Ferry Services

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Mombasa County Assembly is set to discuss a motion proposing the take over of the management and operations of the crisis prone Kenya Ferry Services by the Mombasa County Government.

The County Assembly Transport Committee Murfad Amur confirmed that motion will soon be tabled before the Assembly for MCAs to debate and make a legally binding decision.

Presenting the notice in the County Assembly, Murfad told the house that the function of managing Likoni and Mtongwe Ferry Services constitutionally rest with the county government and not with the national government as it is currently.

Murfad added that non-involvement of the county government in the management and operation of the ferries not only violates the constitution but has exacerbated the current crisis at Kenya Ferry services.

“It is the county government that is mandated in the constitution to manage ferries and habours” said Murfad.

Mr. Murfad also added that in the motion the county assembly  will demand for removal of the Kenya Ferry Services Managing Director Mr. Hassan Musa, accusing him of incompetence.

“It is a fact that the MD has failed the parastatal, and I will table a motion to remove him in office” added Mufard.

On Monday, Mombasa County Commisioner Nelson Marwa also questioned the Hassan Musa’s credibilty to hold that office, and asked the transport Cabinet Secretary to remove him in office.

Meanwhile, Mombasa county women representative Mishi Mboko and Changamwe MP Omar Mwinyi defended Hassan Musa and accused the national government of denying the Kenya Ferry Services enough funds to effectively manage ferries in Mombasa.