The Kisumu County Government has signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding with the Regional Council of Rabat-Sale-Kenitra which will strengthen bilateral collaboration between the two governments.
The memorandum of understanding signed by the governor of Kisumu, professor Anyang’ Nyong’o, and the president of the regional council of Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Rachid El Abdi aims to define a new framework between the two governments.
It is based on the consolidation of south-south relations between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Kenya, decentralized international cooperation in various fields including tourism investments and the solidarity economy, the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, and the sharing of experiences of and separate economic development carried out by the Regional Council of Rabat-Sale-Kenitra with the government of Kisumu county.
President of the Rabat Regional Council, Rachid Abdi said he wants to follow the perspectives of the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, who is determined to strengthen south-south cooperation and establish stable relations between Morocco and African countries. .
In a statement released on Tuesday, the governor noted that the pact came at the right time after being individually postponed due to unavoidable circumstances until the new president takes office.
The County Chief added that Kisumu is gearing up to have an economically inclusive and environmentally sustainable transformed waterfront, which he said has crystallized into four sustainable operational pillars.
These pillars include the development of infrastructure through the recovery and reinforcement of the lake shore, the construction of a non-motorized promenade, maritime activities and commerce. The pact also includes the development of transport and marinas, fish processing, an environment focused on ecotourism, the development and beautification of the lakeshore and the mitigation of climate change.
Professor Nyong’o added that the implementation of the project is expected to cost KES 40 billion over three years.
The Kisumu County Chief has expressed his optimism towards the treaty, and says there is room and a proper chance to exert efforts that will oversee the transformation of the socio-economic sector.