A 70 meter long, 4,000-tonne dredging vessel finally docked at the Kisumu port to help with the dredging of the port and remove the water hyacinth from the lake and improve maritime activities.
This is part of the transformation of the lake related activities which include the construction of a new port as well as rehabilitation of the related lake shore infrastructure, which will provide a base for all service-related industries.
Tomorrow H.E Rt Hon. Raila Amolo Odinga together with Kisumu County and national government officials, representatives of the Ugandan government and members of the Lake Region Economic Bloc will officiate the commencement exercise of the removal of the weed from the lake as well as the dredging of the Kisumu port and harbour.
Speaking at the Kisumu Port, the Kisumu County Deputy Governor Dr Owili received the dredging ship from the Mango Tree Corporation on behalf of the County government.