DP Gachagua launches six patrol boats value Ksh306M in Mombasa

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on Wednesday handed over six fisheries patrol vessels in Liwatoni, Mombasa County.

With the help of the Authorities of Japan, six patrol vessels costing about Ksh 306 million, the boats will probably be utilized in coping with Unlawful, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and surveillance inside Kenya’s territorial waters.

“I’m glad to be taught that the boats have been assembled and trials undertaken alongside coaching for the Sea Crew manning,” the DP mentioned.

“Specifically, the patrol boats will facilitate bodily surveillance and digital monitoring of our marine fisheries to rid our waters of unlawful fishing and associated crimes. We’re deeply grateful to the Folks of Japan.”

The Deputy President has referred to as for collaboration between the Ministry of Mining, Blue Financial system and Maritime Affairs and different ministries and Authorities businesses to execute the crucial project.

He mentioned the Ruto administration is steadfast in delivering on Ocean economic system improvement for the advantage of coastal communities and the Nation.

“We acknowledge the partnership with the Authorities of Japan by way of the Japan Worldwide Cooperation Company and collaboration with the counties of Kwale, Mombasa, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu and Taita Taveta,” DP Gachagua mentioned.

The Deputy President mentioned the Authorities will fast-track improvement of the Blue Financial system. “That’s the reason we created a stand-alone Ministry to deal with the Blue Financial system and interconnected points in Mining and Maritime Affairs.”

The DP famous that the Blue Financial system and Fisheries sector is a vital enabler of the Backside-Up Financial Transformation Agenda and a serious actor in job creation.


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