In Kenya, activities are expected to resume shortly at the port of Kisumu, according to sources quoted by local media.
There is certainly no official announcement yet. But according to Kenyan officials, the resumption of activities in the port of Kisumu becomes clearer as time goes by.
« Everything is ready and the port will start processing the goods in the coming days, » said a source close to the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), the institution in charge of port management, on condition of anonymity.
Built in 1901 by British settlers the port of Kisumu has been renovated at a cost of $ 30 million. Thanks to this makeover, the infrastructure will include a 1000-yard container yard, a ship assembly yard, a dry dock, an industrial park and more. an oil jetty with a capacity of 8.8 million liters.
The icing on the cake, a relaunch of the « MV Uhuru ». Failed in 2006, this ship of the Railways Corporation is one of the largest cargo ships in East Africa.
Considered to be the most important port on Lake Victoria, Kisumu is an important transit point for goods to and from East African countries with no coastline. Among these states, Uganda, Rwanda, the DRC and Tanzania.
It remains to be seen whether this reopening of Kisumu will not be postponed as in August.