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Daily Nation : January 31st 2014
24 | County News MOMBASA | Boss stresses need to reduce cargo clearing times Mungatana demands audit of port projects Move in line with vision to turn the harbour into world class sea facility, says new KPA chairman BY DANIEL NYASSY @dnyassy email@example.com ing projects at the Mombasa harbour to ascertain their progress and impact on the local economy. Mr Danson Mungatana T on Wednesday directed that a thorough appraisal be conducted in line with the government’s bid to fast-track transformation of the port. Mr Mungatana chaired his first Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) board meeting since taking over from Mr Shukri Baramadi on January 14. Mr Baramadi had served as chairman for five years. Speaking after a board meeting yesterday, Mr Mungatana he new ports agency chairman has ordered an appraisal of ongo- ‘‘ reiterated the government’s commitment to reducing cargo turnaround times at the port of Mombasa. He said reducing the time taken to clear cargo from the port to destinations within landlocked countries would make Kenya’s economy more competitive as the cost of goods would go down. “I have directed the man- agement of KPA to carry out a complete diagnostic analysis of the port to determine where we are and want to go. This is in keeping with our vision of transforming Mombasa into a world class sea port,” said Mr Mungatana. Mr Mungatana, who was ap- I have directed the management to carry out a diagnostic analysis to determine where we are and want to go” Danson Mungatana, KPA chairman pointed to head the authority by President Kenyatta in December last year, has pledged to work with all stakeholders in ensuring that the country’s ports compete with the best in the world. “Let me assure all our stake- holders, including employees of KPA, of my commitment to working closely with you to realise the goal of making Kenya a globally competitive economy boasting efficient port facilities,” he said. He said as the regional economic hub, Kenya needed ports that functioned optimally, thus reducing cargo turnaround times. KISUMU | Boda bodas back in town DAILY NATION Friday January 31, 2014 NYERI Njoya wants woman out of ‘his’ land Retired cleric Reverend Timothy Njoya wants the High Court in Nyeri to order the eviction of a woman from land he claims is his. A lower court on April 28, 2005, directed Ms Mary Wangui and her family to move off the four-acre land in Mukurwe-ini District, Nyeri. The Rev Njoya said he is the owner of the land he acquired from his father, now deceased, in 1996. But in the lower court, Ms Wan- gui said she married the cleric’s father in 1977 and was entitled to the land. But the Rev Njoya told the court JACOB OWITI | NATION Boda bodas wait for clients outside Mega Plaza in Kisumu’s Central Business District yesterday. Governor Jack Ranguma revoked an earlier order barring them from accessing the town centre. that Ms Wangui was a casual labourer at their homestead and was never married to his father. He further claimed Ms Wan- gui’s children belonged to a man in their neighbourhood and not his father. Mr Justice James Wakiaga set the hearing for February 24. (KNA) EMBU WATER AND SANITATION COMPANY LTD P.O. BOX 2142-60100 EMBU. 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