Villagers displaced by Lapsset project to get fishing gadgets
More than 7,000 fishermen displaced by dredging at the Sh2.5 trillion Lamu Port South Sudan Ethiopia Transport project in Kililana will not get cash compensation, an official has said. Addressing journalists in Lamu town yesterday, Lapsset Corridor Development Authority Director-general Silvester Kasuku said the group would instead be given fishing gear.
Mr Kasuku said the authority was in discussion with the government, the devolved unit and other stakeholders to provide the affected villagers with the necessary skills and equipment that would enable them to conduct offshore fishing. He said the authority would include fishermen in all stages of the compensation package.