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Kenya: Sh1.8bn Liwatoni fish landing project to be ready by October

Published Aug 7, 2021

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The development of the Sh1.8 billion Liwatoni fish landing site into a state-of-the-art fishing port is expected to be completed in three months. Once completed, fishing vessels operating in Kenya's territorial waters will be required to land their catch at the facility. The project, allocated Sh1.8 billion in the 2021/2022 financial year, was earlier dogged by corruption allegations, with ongoing investigations interrupting work.

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But Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya said tendering for the construction was advertised and work on the physical infrastructure had started. "Construction of the fish landing site is ongoing, there were a few challenges, which we have addressed," he said. "Opening of the tender was done on Thursday. There was a re-tendering to pick somebody who will install the machines. But the building of the physical infrastructure has been ongoing." Work stalled for months due to graft allegations. The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) has been investigating procurement flaws in the awarding of the Sh1.8 billion contract. "There were challenges earlier but they have been looked into. They have been allocated Sh1.8 billion. They have already advertised some of the ongoing projects," said Silas Tiren (Moiben), the chairman of the National Assembly's Committee on Agriculture chairperson, last month when he and other lawmakers visited the facility. President Uhuru Kenyatta ...
Source: All Africa
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