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According to Mr Henron Awiti Bolo, chairman of Kifwa, some multi-national companies working in cohorts with local people want to monopolise port operations.
Mr Bolo called on the Transport minister Amos Kimunya to protect entrepreneurs against such investors.
“The era of multi-national companies coming here (port) to rule and exploit our resources for their selfish interests is long gone,” he said.
He cautioned the government to be wary of international companies investing in shipping or transport industry with the aim of monopolising and denying Kenyans livelihood from port operations.
The Kifwa boss warned that his association would oppose any move to allow ship owners or agents to deal with documentation, clearing, container freight stations (CFS) and transportation of goods to importers.
“This will kill common entrepreneurs who rely on the port for their survival either directly or indirectly,” he said.
On the issue of congestion, Mr Bolo told importers and port users not to blame the government when they failed to clear their cargo in time.
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