President Uhuru Kenyatta has had a frenetic schedule while in Mombasa and the entire Coastal region, for the past few days, in his tour in the region alongside his deputy William Ruto.
He kicked off his visit to the Coast region by opening two key markets that will improve the working environment for small traders in Mombasa.
President Kenyatta opened the refurbished Kongowea Market, which has a capacity of 12,500 people, built at a cost of Sh320 million.
He later opened the Mackinnon market, refurbished by the National Youth Service (NYS) at a cost of Sh17 Million.
He also opened the Mombasa International Agricultural Society of Kenya (ASK) show on September 1, 2016, and the Sh30 billion Phase-one of the Second Container Terminal at the Mombasa port.
He also launched a number of projects aimed at boosting Kenya’s economy and improve the welfare of Coast residents.
According to State House spokesperson Manoah Esipisu, particular focus was given to roads, hospital equipment, title deeds, and electricity, where, under the last mile connectivity programme, thousands of more homes are being connected to electricity for the first time.
“In Hola, the President pledged that Tana River county will cease using a generator and be connected to the national grid for the first time from September 15,” Esipisu said at State House Mombasa, on Sunday.
Other projects commissioned include upgrading of Madogo-Bura-Hola road, improvement of Charedende-Bura road, Sh400 million equipment at Hola Referral Hospital, and upgrading of 110km Malindi-Kakokeni-Sala Gate road.
Other commissioned projects include commissioning of Sh380 million equipment at Kilifi Level 5 Hospital, upgrading of the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) in
Msambweni Kwale county, and commissioning of upgraded Mkanda Dam in Kwale which will serve 30,000 people.
In matters electricity, various schools in the six Mombasa constitucies have been connected to the national grid.
In Changamwe, 12 schools have been connected, Jomvu constituency 7, Kisauni 13, Nyali 11, Likoni 18, and Mvita 29 schools.
“That means that all 90 schools in these constituencies have electricity,”said Esipisu.