The ministry of transport has made some changes at the port of Mombasa with an aim to deal with incompetence and poor governance among its managers.
The new changes announced by the transport cabinet Secretary James Macharia has affected 14 departments out of the s16 at the Kenya port Authority (KPA).
Addressing a press conference at the port of Mombasa, the transport cabinet secretary James Macharia said the government is in the process of making the port of Mombasa the most competitive and the best in East and Central Africa and inability to deliver will not be accepted.
Those affected in the new changes include head of procurement and suppliers Mr Yobesh Oyaro who has been moved to Kisumu port and his position taken over by Anthony Nyamancha Kawawah.
General manger operations and Habour Master Mr Sudi Mwasinago has also been deployed to Kisumu port and his position given to Capt William Ruto.
General Manager –engineering services Eng. Joseph Atonga will now proceed on leave pending retirement on April as Eng.Rashid Salim takes over the office.
While attending the second think tank forum and annual review of the port of Mombasa early this week in a Mombasa hotel, the Cs James Macharia challenged all stakeholders including government officials to ensure SGR project is fully supported.
On the other hand, KPA Managing Director Catherine Muturi said cargo handling capacity has increased at the Port of Mombasa for the last five years, saying this has been contributed by the ongoing expansion of the facility.