President Uhuru Kenyatta, on Monday, expressed satisfaction with the ongoing renovation of Mama Ngina Drive in Mombasa, into a modern recreation park.
The president visited the Ksh460 million waterfront project which he commissioned in January 2019, to asses its progress.
In a move crafted to restore the glory of Mombasa City as a leading tourist destination in the region, Mama Ngina Drive was singled out for a massive transformation into a modern public facility.
The Mama Ngina Drive recreational park was closed at the beginning of the year for the upgrade amid protests by traders over the loss of business.
The goal was to finish construction that would transform the park into a modern facility where more than 300 traders will operate in a serene environment.
Uhuru, accompanied by Mombasa Governor Hassan Joho, on Monday evening, also visited the ongoing beautification exercise at Kibarani along the Makupa Causeway.
The project involved the decommissioning and rehabilitation of the former Kibarani dumpsite into a public park.
For years, the Kibarani dumpsite was an eyesore and a public health concern to residents and visitors driving into Mombasa because of its location right at the gateway into the city.
The president stated that he was impressed by the transformation and encouraged the County Government of Mombasa to improve other public spaces across the city.
The Head of State went to Mombasa on Monday to commission the first maritime academy in the nation where he was moved by the speech of the nation's first female pilot Elizabeth Marami.
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