Deputy President William Ruto has assured Lamu Residents that they will be given a priority when the LAPSSET project is complete.
He said that Lamu residents will also benefit from business opportunities and tenders which will be as a result of the mega Lamu Port and Southern Sudan –Ethiopia Transport Corridor LAPSSET international project.
While addressing locals during the official opening of Pate girls secondary school in Faza Lamu County Ruto said that no one will be discriminated in employment opportunities.
“We have qualified youth in Lamu County and they should be considered when the project is complete,” said the DP.
He assured Lamu residents that the government has not discriminated them as they have always claimed.
“We are all one, Lamu is part of the country and all projects launched here should benefit the locals,” he noted.
He said that locals should work closely with the government so as to ensure all projects launched by the national government are accomplished.
Meanwhile Ruto has uplifted the ban on mangrove harvesting that was imposed by the government.
Ruto said that the ban has drastically affected the livelihood of locals in Lamu and from January 1st next year they will carry on with their mangrove harvesting activities.