4 reasons President Uhuru Kenyatta is in Mombasa
31 August 2016, 15:31
Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta will tour the Coast region starting Wednesday.
Here is a list of what the President will do while on the Coast.
Kenyatta will host a tourism summit at State House in Mombasa during
this trip. The summit brings together the private sector, government,
and other players in the industry. This is the first of the State House
summits to be held outside Nairobi and the event will be televised live
on most local television channels.
Ask Mombasa Show
On Thursday, President Kenyatta will formally open the Agricultural Society of Kenya’s Mombasa International Show at Mkomani.
show, first held in 1903, remains one of the region’s premiere
exhibition events and an important platform for agriculture in Kenya.
This year, exhibitors from across the country and the region will
display their wares with the Mombasa County government showing its blue
Second Container Terminal
Friday, September 2, the Head of State will commission the first phase
of Mombasa’s second container terminal. This phase has two berths, the
first of which will serve medium-sized vessels, and a second, which can
accommodate vessels of 8,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units)
capacity. The government of Japan has been a major supporter of the Sh30
billion project, building on the warm relationship about which the
President spoke during TICAD last week. Two more phases of the project
are yet to be completed.
Meeting and Consulting with Local Leaders
the tour, President Kenyatta will meet local leaders and consult them
regarding development on the Coast since devolution.