Mama Ngina Waterfront project to be handed over on Thursday

Written By: Irene Muchuma
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CS @tunajibu leads a @Min_TourismKE and @MombasaCountyKe team in inspecting progress of works at Mama Ngina Drive Waterfront project, which is about 82% complete
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The Ksh 460 million Mama Ngina Waterfront project in Mombasa will be handed over to the national government on Thursday.  

Public works Principal Secretary Prof Paul Maringa says the contractor of the recreational facility has worked within the stipulated time frame and budget.

The national development implementation technical committee was in Mombasa to inspect the multi-million shillings project ahead of the handing over ceremony slated for Thursday.

Public works Principal Secretary Prof. Paul Maringa confirming that the contractor of the Mama Ngina water-front will complete the project within schedule.

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According to Maringa, the modern public recreational facility will boost the tourism industry and reposition Mombasa as a top destination within the region.

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The waterfront that is along Mombasa’s Mama Ngina drive is projected to attract over 1.5 million visitors during the December holidays.

The ministry of technology has already installed the necessary technological infrastructure for the provision of high-speed internet to enhance communication and security at the facility.

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The government intends to initiate similar beachfront projects along the coastline as well as along Lake Victoria.

Elsewhere, Leaders drawn from Mombasa are expressing concern over re-emergence of criminal gangs in the region.

The group led by area deputy governor William Kingi and Mvita lawmaker Abdulswamad Nassir are rallying the youth against violence and instead urged them to find alternative avenues to air their grievances.

In the wake of an attack perpetrated by Wakali Kwanza criminal gang in Bamburi last week, the Mombasa leadership is expressing concern over re-emergence of organized crime.

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This year’s Mombasa international youth day at the coastal region provided a platform for leaders to speak out on emerging security threats allegedly masterminded by young people in the region.

According to the area leadership, the youth should embrace dialogue as a way of resolving conflicts.

They expressed fears that acts of insecurity will derail development in the coastal city if not checked.

13 people were injured in a Monday Bamburi attack that sparked tension in the area.

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