By; Ngala Mgandi
Mombasa Governor Hassan Ali Joho has been elected the Co-President of the 21st Century Maritime Co-operation Committee on trade and investments routes of cities and Local governments of Asia-Pacific, Southeast, South Asia and Africa.
Governor Joho was elected during the 1st General Assembly of the 21st century maritime committee in Fuzhou City, Fujian Province in China.
The appointment certificate was received by His Deputy Dr. William Kingi.
In his acceptance speech, Dr. Kingi said it was a great honour not only for Governor Joho but also for Mombasa County and the Country.
“I express my sincere delight and gratitude for my election as a Co-President of the Maritime Cooperation Committee. I am humbled, I accept with reverence as we look forward to serving with zeal and dedication,” said Governor Joho.
He continued, “In recognizing the honour bestowed upon me, I am minded to recognize the vision of the Presidents of the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Kenya in executing various bilateral treaties and agreements that paved the way for county and municipal interactions like the one we are witnessing here,”.
The promise that the Maritime Silk Road Initiative holds for the County of Mombasa and indeed the Republic of Kenya has already been witnessed by the various economic and trade initiatives undertaken by the two countries.
The significance of the Governor’s service as Co- President of the prestigious Maritime Cooperation Committee is both weighty and momentous in the areas of trade, Maritime and co-operation.