Mombasa,KENYA: Deputy President William Ruto has reiterated that the government has no plans to privatize the port of Mombasa.
Speaking on Sunday , Ruto rubbished reports that the government is intending to sell or privatize the port.
He said it would be a self-defeating move for the government to expand and modernize the port at a cost of billions of shillings and then later disposes it off.
“We want to commercialise the port and make it efficient. We will be insane to think of selling the port after spending billions of shillings to expand and modernise it,” he said.
The deputy President, who also met KPA employees at Mbaraki club, said he together with President Kenyatta will hold a meeting with Dock workers union staff (DWU) to hear their grievances.
Coast leaders have always been protesting the selling or privatizing of the port.
Ruto has been camped in Coast region to drum up support for Jubilee party ahead of the 2017 General elections.