Kwale County will soon have a National Polytechnic which will act as a centre of excellence for the East African region in the training of experts in the maritime and blue economy sectors.
The blue economy institution that will be set up at Chitsakamatsa in Waa/Ng’ombeni ward, Matuga sub county will be tasked with nurturing skills that will help tap the huge potential of the oceanic resources.
The Sh1.2 billion institution project which is expected to be completed in two years will be situated at Chitsakamatsa in Kombani area on a 40-acre piece of land.
Area Governor Salim Mvurya handed over the title deed for the construction of the National Polytechnic on Blue Economy to the Education Cabinet Secretary (CS) Professor George Magoha.
Governor Mvurya said the new institute will specialize its training based on marine transport and port logistics on the blue economy.
Mvurya said the establishment of the regional institution in the region will economically open Kwale for high-end investment.
The county boss said the envisaged centre of excellence will in the long run ensure the efficient management and sustainable exploitation of resources in oceans, lakes and rivers also known as the blue