President Uhuru Kenyatta has officially launched the Garsen-Witu-Lamu road today.
The President has today arrived at Minjila in Garsen, Tana River County, to officially open the 114km Garsen-Witu-Lamu road on his way to Lamu County to preside over the operationalization of the first berth of the new Lamu Port.
The road will facilitate the movement of cargo in and out of the new Shs310 billion deep sea port. Uhuru will be commissioning the port, nine years since its construction begun.
In a statement, the President’s Delivery Unit described the port as the president’s legacy defining personal commitment, whose benefits will go beyond the sea.
“Benefits of Lamu port will go beyond the sea. Supporting infrastructure such as roads and enhanced security to and from the port are overhauling the economic ecosystem of Lamu County and surrounding regions,” PDU said.
The president will also inspect other ongoing government projects in Lamu.
He also said the port will receive its first marine cargo vessel today.
It will operate as a transshipment hub for global shipping lines that will be supported by the Special Economic Zone.