State builds Sh15 mil­lion ice plant in Lamu

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

An Sh15 mil­lion ice plant is be­ing built in Kizin­gi­tini town, Lamu East con­stituency.

Fish­er­men had com­plained that 70 per cent of their catch goes bad while be­ing trans­ported to mar­kets for lack of proper stor­age fa­cil­i­ties.

The Ki­unga fish mar­ket is also be­ing ren­o­vated for Sh6.5 mil­lion.

County Fish­eries di­rec­tor Ab­dalla Ma­soud said, “We are search­ing for more mar­kets. We are do­ing all we can to im­prove fish farm­ing and en­sure fish­er­men ben­e­fit from their trade. We want to try as much as we can to re­duce the chal­lenges be­ing faced.”

He said the project will make farm­ing lu­cra­tive.

In Au­gust, the gov­ern­ment said it will in­vest more in fish farm­ing and in build­ing dams.

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