Mombasa leaders fault standard gauge railway compensation policy
20 October 2014, 20:59
Mombasa - Politicians have faulted the national government policy of compensation of the Mombasa residents affected by the Dogo Kundu and the standard gauge railway.
Speaking at the Mombasa county stadium at the 5th Mashujaa day celebration lead by the Mombasa county governor Ali Hassan Joho said the national government was using the mega project to escalate land issues in the region.
“All those people should be compensated whether they have title deed or not it’s upon the national government to rehabilitated this people’ said Joho
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However Joho cautioned against discriminating those without title deeds, he said that many in the area did have the land title since the national government had not issued to all Mombasa county residents
Jomvu Member of Parliament Budi Twalib has termed the building of the standard railway headquarters in Samburu as a scheme to look out Mombasa county resident from benefiting from the project.
“We cannot have the standard gauge railway office in Samburu we want it hear in Mombasa so that our youths can have access have an opportunity to be employed in the system” said Twalib
However Twalib said they did not oppose the projects but called upon those in charge to ensure that Mombasa residents benefit from the project.
He said the Chinese companies should provide the blue collar job to the resident of Mombasa.
Twalib also urged the national government to continue with the issuance of title deeds in Mombasa in a bid to ensure that all the squatters are settled.
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