May 17, 2022

Mombasa leaders endorse the resettlement of the Dongo Kundu residents

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Mombasa County leaders have today supported the Resettlement Action Plan (RAP) for Dongo Kundu residents ahead of the construction of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project.
Speaking at ACK Likoni, during a consultative meeting for higher level and local leaders, Mombasa County Commissioner John Otieno, Likoni MP Mishi Mboko, and members of the Mombasa County Assembly expressed satisfaction with the compensation policy/ framework.
“Resettlement is usually not an easy process but from what I have seen, this is a real win-win situation. The way this RAP has been done shows that you are ready to proceed with the project and as the government, we will support you to ensure the success of the project,” said the County Commissioner.
Describing the Dongo Kundu SEZ as one of the government’s flagship projects and critical in terms of creating employment opportunities, Otieno urged the Kenya Ports Authority and other implementing agencies to move with speed for the project to be launched by August this year.
On her part, Likoni MP Hon. Mishi Mboko said she was delighted because the RAP had demonstrated a lasting solution for compensation of all the affected persons.
“Resettlement is the main issue for the SEZ program to begin and I am therefore very happy that we have a solution on this matter. I thank the government for being humane,” said the legislator.
Members of the Mombasa County Assembly who expressed their support during the meeting are; Mwaka Bakari (Timbwani MCA), Athman Rama Mwamwiri (Likoni MCA), Hamisi Musa (Mtongwe MCA) and Mwaka Zahora (Nominated MCA).

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