Vil­lagers dis­placed by Laps­set project to get fish­ing gad­gets

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - COUNTY NEWS - — Kalume Kazungu

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.

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