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Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mombasa branch chairman James Mureu said business people have come up with 13 recommendations, whose implementation, they say, will ease the movement of goods and passengers.
“Driving in the town is a nightmare as you have to spend hours on the road. The snarl-ups have affected businesses and that’s why we came up with the recommendations,” said Mr Mureu.
The county government was advised to ensure 27-seater buses replace the 14-seater matatus.
It was also urged to build multi-storey car parks to help end the parking crisis in the town.
The businesspeople want the county to work jointly with the national government in introducing commuter train services between Miritini and the island to ease congestion at Kibarani.
They also want the devolved unit to commission a feasibility study to establish whether use of sea transport is a viable option.
Heavy commercial trucks should not be allowed in the central business district and estates, nor should they park on road reserves, the businesspeople said.
They have also proposed that tuk tuks should not be allowed to use main roads in the town. They should instead use feeder roads.
According to the businesspeople, there is need to widen narrow roads and also re-tarmac those in poor condition.
They proposed that handcarts, which cause unnecessary congestion, be barred from using the main roads in the CBD.
PARASTATAL heads who signed the Mombasa port community charter risk being sacked if their agencies do not deliver on the contents of the new entity. The charter signed between the government and the private sector aims at improving the movement of cargo from the port into hinterland