Five Coast counties have received 23 motor vehicles and 44 motorcycles to aid in the implementation of its project activities Kenya Marine Fisheries Socio-economic Development in the region.
Speaking during the commissioning, the CAS in the ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Lawrence Omuhaka said the government in partnership with the County governments is ensuring that fishers have the required skills and adequate knowledge in order to improve their fishing activities.
“Some of the KEMFSED project components put in place will lead to speedy achievement of its project activities which include educating fishers, providing and creating a market for them hence improving their fishing activities”. he said.
The motor vehicles and motorcycles will be distributed to Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Lamu and Tana River.
On the other hand, the Principle Secretary of Fisheries Dr Francis Owino added that the project will create employment for the youths and that they are on toes to ensure its implementation.
“Alongside other project components, the project is meant to create employment for the youth, I therefore challenge the youth to come forward so that they can benefit from it.” He said.
World Bank in association with the Government of Kenya supported initiatives prioritizing coastal communities through the project.