Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed, the Principal Secretary Ministry of Defence paid a courtesy call to Major General Jimson Mutai Commander Kenya Navy, at the Kenya Navy Headquarters, Mombasa. The PS held a brief consultative meeting with Maj Gen Mutai on Kenya Navy’s contribution to delivering maritime security in Kenya.
Dr. Mohamed’s tour was also an opportunity to inspect the progress of the slipway project which currently stands at 70% complete. Upon its completion in 2021, the project will enable the Kenya Navy to repair and maintain her ships as well as build new vessels. The slipway will be a game changer in the maritime industry in East and Central Africa region in the larger West Indian Ocean. The project will boost the blue economy sector, accelerate industrialization and boost the country’s food security. The returns of this project will greatly contribute to the Big 4 Agenda on food security and also spur growth in the maritime manufacturing sector.
Major Gavin Kasyoka, the officer in charge of capacity building and training at the slipway, led the PS on a tour of the project and briefed him on the training for Naval technicians to prepare and equip them with the necessary skills to operationalise the slipway at completion.
Other projects visited include; construction of the single cabins at Kenya Naval Training College, the newly built state of art coast region Department of Defence (DoD) civilian staff headquarters offices at KNB Mtongwe, the ongoing renovation of married quarters at Lt Col Kimaro Estate and finally the water reticulation projects at the same estate.
The PS was accompanied by the commander KNB Mtongwe Brigadier Thomas Ng’ang’a, Naval Senior officers, and senior civilian staff from the Ministry of Defence during the inspection tour of the projects.
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