Joho lands key maritime position in international committee

Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho. FILE/PHOTO

Mombasa,KENYA:Mombasa governor Ali Hassan Joho has been elected as the co-president of the 1st 21st century cooperation committee on trade and investments routes of governments of Asia Pacific, South East ,South Asia and Africa.

Governor Joho was elected during the 1st General Assembly of the 21st century maritime committee in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province China in an event where he was represented by the Mombasa deputy governor Dr William Kingi.

In his acceptance speech, Dr Kingi said it was a great honour not only for Governor Joho but also for Mombasa County and the Country.

“I express my sincere delight and gratitude for my election as a Co-President of the Maritime Cooperation Committee. It is an honour, which I accept with reverence as we look forward to serving with zeal and dedication”, said Governor Joho.

He continued, “In recognizing the honour bestowed upon me, I am minded to recognize the vision of the Presidents of the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Kenya in executing various bilateral treaties and agreements that paved the way for county and municipal interactions like the one we are witnessing here”.

The promise that the Maritime Silk Road Initiative holds for the County of Mombasa and indeed the Republic of Kenya has already been witnessed by the various economic and trade initiatives undertaken by our two countries.

The significance of H.E The Governor’s service as Co- President of this the prestigious Maritime Cooperation Committee is both weighty and momentous in the areas of trade, Maritime and co-operation.
The committee is aimed at building the belt road initiative aiming at economic integration of countries involved.