Nairobi,KENYA:After the parliamentary swearing in ceremony on Thursday ,coastal legislators are bracing themselves to tackle challenges of key sectors affecting the coastal people.
In an exclusive interview with Baraka Fm at parliamentary buildings,coastal leaders including Mvita member of parliament Abdul Swamad Shariff said that after a week long of engagements with Mvita residents ,it was resolved that the education and youth empowerment will be given the first priority in bid to solve the unemployment problem that has been affecting his people.
“From last week i have been engaging the Mvita residents about the projects they want and it was resolved that education and youth empowerement will be given the first priority.”Abdulswamad said
On the other hand, Lamu west member of parliament Stanley Muthama said that he will be keeping an eye on the Garsen road which is being tarmacked to make sure that it is fastracked to enhance transportation of goods in the area and to minimize insecurity incidences.
“On Our road from Garsen, i will make sure that it is fastracked up to Mukoe area ,we are urging involved parties to fastrack it so that Wananchi and business people benefit from this road.Also it will curb insecurity in the area.”Muthama said
He vowed to tackle the differences emerging between the farmers and pastoralists in the area by involving national leaders ,interior ministry and religious leaders to find amicable solution for the menace.
Changamwe member of parliament Omar Mwinyi promised to initiate projects for youth and women in order to curb unemployment rates in the constituency,also cooperate with both level of governments and non governmental organisations to salvage the water crisis affecting coastal residents.
“We have a responsibility to make sure that we come up with various strategies to see on how we can involve our people in creating employment,and empower them to better their lives.We have to help and inspire youths to join careers of their choice.We will cooperate with the government and NGOs to see on how we can fastrack this.”Mwinyi said
“Lets not forget that we have a challenge in water sector,we as leaders we will cooperate with county government to make sure that our people get this fundamental service”He addded
He also promised to upscale education in his constituency ,insisting that education is cardinal in today’s world and for Kenya to compete with other economies there is need to invest in education education sector.
“I must help in upscaling education sector,especially where i represent , because any country in this wolrd will compete effectively with other countries only if it invests in education.So we as leaders we must make sure that our students get an avenue of accessing education so that they will compete effectively with their counterparts across the world..”Mwinyi said
Consequently ,LungaLunga legislator Khatib Mwashetani said that he will be fastracking roads he initiated in the last term and initiate other road projects to enhance transportation in Kwale.
He also said that he will push for the full implementation of Shimoni mini port for the residents to secure jobs after the project is complete.
“We have the investors of Shimoni port they have signed approximately ten billion dollars so that they can embark building Shimoni port ,this project will also enhance road network across Kwale county.”Mwashetani said