Interior and Coordination of National Government Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiangi has made a day long tour of Mombasa to inspect development projects.
The tour took him to the Sh. 28 billion Dongo Kundu project, the Sh.1.9 billion Likoni floating footbridge and the rehabilitation of the Sh.318 million Liwatoni fishing complex.
The Dongo Kundu Bypass Highway also called ‘Mombasa Southern Bypass Highway’ is a road under construction and when completed, it will connect Mombasa and Kwale counties without passing through Mombasa Island.
The CS said the Likoni floating footbridge which connects Mombasa Island and mainland south is operational and that 20,000 pedestrians use the 800-meter long bridge daily.
Dr. Matiangi who has briefed the press at the Liwatoni fishing complex expressed satisfaction at works being done and appealed to the contractors to complete projects on schedule.
The CS who chairs the National Development Implementation Technical Committee (NDITC) which monitors the implementation of government projects across the country was accompanied by Principal Secretaries (PSs) Major General (Retired) Gordon Kihalangwa (State Department for Public Works) and Dr. Julius Muia (National Treasury).
He said his tour is part of the recent presidential directive that CSs and PSs to embark on field visits and monitor the implementation of various government projects across the 47 counties.
Dr. Matiangi also announced that a team of CSs and PSs will next week tour parts of the Coastal region to inspect development projects which are ‘key to socio-economic development’.
“The field visits by the senior government officials is to ensure that contractors working on various infrastructure projects across the country expedite the works and deliver on schedule” he said.
He declared 2021 as the year the national government is determined to complete all the projects it has initiated for growth and prosperity.
The CS said that several development projects are taking place across the country pointing out for example at least ‘824 road infrastructure projects are currently ongoing’.