Govt Kicks Off the Construction of Kenya Coast Guard Patrol Base in Port Victoria

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Days after President William Ruto pledged to have a Kenya Coast Guard Patrol Base set up in Port Victoria, Busia County Regional Commissioner Samuel Ojwang yesterday led a groundbreaking ceremony for the new facility, which Interior PS Raymond Omollo reveals will be ready in eight months.

On August 26th while touring Western Kenya, the Head of State told residents that the government had resolved to set up a Kenya Coast Guard patrol base in Port Victoria, Budalang’i Sub County in an effort to beef up security for the fishermen in the region.

According to PS Omollo, the construction of the new patrol base is in line with the Head of State’s subsequent pronouncement on the construction of modern Kenya Coast Guard Service stations, not just along Lake Victoria, but across all of Kenya’s frontiers.

”The work has started at Port Victoria, Bunyala Sub-county, Busia County. In a groundbreaking ceremony presided over by the Regional Commissioner, the contracted firm M/S SOBROSSONS will undertake the work within the stipulated eight months from the launch date,” the Interior PS said yesterday.

While in Busia, President William Ruto also pledged his administration was working round the clock to implement the blue economy blueprint and develop necessary infrastructure geared towards economic growth along the Lake Victoria Basin as well as the Coastal line.

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