Uhuru Set To Launch New Shipyard In Kisumu

The shipbuilding company that is operated by the Ministry of Defense is expected to meet the needs of ship services in the country and in the East African region.

President Uhuru Kenyatta who is on a business visit to the Western region, today is expected to officially launch the shipyards in Kisumu City.

Likewise, the President will initiate the use of the MV Uhuru II Ship in those areas.

The shipbuilding company that is operated by the Ministry of Defense is expected to meet the needs of ship services in the country and in the East African region.

The main goal of the company is to achieve the vision of development patterns by the year 2030 apart from fulfilling the product manufacturing pillar of the Main Development Agenda.

So far, the company has made great strides in achieving its goals.

The introduction of the use of the MV Uhuru II Ship and the launch of the Kisumu shipyard will strengthen the transport system through Lake Victoria in addition to improving water transport in the East African region.

The ship company has succeeded in improving lives by creating jobs for the residents of Kisumu County and surrounding areas by involving young people and mothers in ship manufacturing activities. 

Today’s event is attended by Minister of Defense Eugene Wamalwa, Minister of Finance Ukur Yatani, Minister of Commerce Betty Maina, Chief of Army Staff General Robert Kibochi, Governor of Kisumu County Prof. Peter Anyang’ Nyong’o and his colleague from Kakamega Wycliffe Oparanya among others.