Mvita Member of Parliament Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir wants Kenya maritime laws to be amended to create job opportunities for the youth.
Nassir said the current maritime laws do not provide specific considerations for Kenyans to secure employment in the maritime sector.
Speaking in Mombasa, Nassir said the Parliament is ready to initiate the process and ensure Kenyans and especially the Coastal people directly benefit from the maritime sector.
He promised to lead the process in Parliament to ensure the old laws are amended to fit the current demands for employment opportunities in the country.
“The process has taken long because the Kenya Maritime Authority has failed to present the proposal to the National Assembly, I will take the lead in ensuring the amendment are attained,” noted Mr. Nassir.
The MP said if KMA was serious enough, many Kenyans would have benefited from the vast maritime opportunities.
“If you cannot be creative enough and at least create those opportunities to benefit our youth then kindly copy what other countries are doing,” revealed the legislature.
He called for unison between the maritime officials and the local leaders to ensure the Kenya maritime sector benefits locals.
“We are not seeking favours in this whole process, we are actually demanding for what is ours, we should benefit from our resources,” he reiterated.
Nassir promised to take the lead in ensuring maritime laws are amended to create employment opportunities for Kenyans.