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Lamu launches its economic blueprint

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Lamu becomes the first county to officially launch its strategic five-year plan, Speaker of the National Assembly Justine Muturi has said.

He said the plan can be equated to participatory formulation of a performance contract. "This by itself should be emulated by other counties," Muturi said.

He was speaking during the launch of the plan at the Lamu Fort on Saturday. Muturi asked state organs to adhere to the doctrine of separation of powers as stipulated in the constitution.

He said it is the duty of the National Assembly to carry out the oversight role on all other state organs and institutions. Muturi said the strategic plan will guide Lamu county in its development agenda and the commitment to actualise devolution.

The plan is sponsored by the Kenya Transitional Initiative and USAID.

“The separation of powers therefore calls for the strengthening of economic, social, cultural, political and technological objectives, which is imperative for the success of implementing the new constitutional dispensation in order to achieve the democratic pursuits,” Muturi said.

Lamu Governor Issa Timamy said the strategic plan is good for the county's economic growth.

“I will cooperate with the assembly and I urged the present members of the county assembly to approve my list of chief officers, which I will soon forward to them for vetting,” he said.
 

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Lamu heritage site to receive major facelift

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THE Lamu World Heritage Site will be rehabilitated, Governor Issa Timamy has said. Timamy said 100 streetlights will be put up at the seafront as part of the multimillion- shilling project.

He said the project will spruce up the town’s image and attract investors. Timamy was speaking during a dinner he hosted for the newly appointed Kenya Ports Authority chairman Danson Mungatana at the Sunsail Hotel in Lamu on Wednesday.

He said the county government has set up plans to power the streets using solar energy. The Swahili settlement was declared a world heritage site in 2001. “As a heritage site, we want to be recognised as a green economy as we strive to tap the abundant resources,” Timamy said.

He appealed to corporate entities to help the Lamu government in the street lighting project. The project will also involve finishing the laying of cabro pavement along the only major road on the island. The Sh40m (US$ 461,000) pavement project, which began in 2010, and street lights start from Lamu District Hospital to Uyoni area.

The project has been funded by several wellwishers and organisations. The governor said the project will be completed by November, before the annual Lamu Cultural Festival. Mungatana said KPA will undertake the temporary repairs of street lights as part of its corporate social responsibility.

He said engineers from KPA will be on site next week to start the repairs. Present at the event were Lamu county commissioner Stephen Ikua, women’s representative Shakila Abdalla and county assembly majority leader Abdul Kassim. Mungatana commended Timamy for spearheading a transparent government.
 

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LAMU COUNTY | Development News and Discussion

Lamu County
Kenya

Projects and Developments

Welcome to the Lamu County thread.
This thread consists of news, images, video and discussion relating to developments in the Lamu County area.

Area: 6,497.7 km2 (2,508.8 sq mi)

Capital: Lamu

Population:101,539​

 
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