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Port is an international asset, Mungatana tells Joho

14 May 2014, 20:26 Harrison Mbungu

Mombasa - The Kenya ports Authority chairman, Danson Mungatana has told the Mombasa county governor Hassan Ali joho to forget about taking over the port since it was a national and international asset that serves East and central Africa countries.

Mungatana said it was impossible for Mombasa County to take over the management of the port since it was against the KPA Act, and it would be illegal for him to take over the facility.

Speaking at Mkomani show grounds after paying a courtesy call to ASK chairman, Anton Murima,the KPA chairman was reacted to governor Joho’s threat that he would mobilize Mombasa residents to forcibly take control of the port if the Senate failed to push through a law allowing the country’s gateway to be devolved.

“The port is an international facility as neighbouring countries depend on it. In this case, the governor cannot handle issues dealt by Heads of State," Mungatana said.

Joho has been lobbying for the port to be handed over to the Mombasa county government, arguing that the money allocated to the region by the National Government was not sufficient to run its budget.

On Monday, he said that although the port was in Mombasa, residents were not benefiting because the revenue generated there went to the National Government.

KPA serves Kenya as well as neighbours Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, northern Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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