Namwamba on challenges facing fishermen

Foreign Affairs CAS Ababu Namwamba on challenges faced by fishermen

Foreign affairs CAS Ababu Namwamba has criticized the mishandling of fishermen along Lake Victoria in Budalangi Constituency, Busia County .

Namwamba has specifically blamed security apparatus guarding the lake, notably, the Kenya Coast Guard services and the Kenya Maritime Authority for lack of requisite skills and official documents to operate the boats around Lake Victoria.

Namwamba, who is the immediate former Budalangi MP, now wants political leaders from the county to intervene and write to the directors of the named associations asking their instructors from Mombasa to use the Bunyala Technical and Vocational Training Institute to provide the necessary training to the captains of the said vessels instead of incurring unnecessary costs of travelling all the way to Mombasa to get the same training.

He also criticized security officials from Uganda for their continued interfering with Kenyan fishermen.

“I am also appealing to the area member of parliament Rafael Wanjala to move with speed and better the standards of Marenga to Omena beach.”  He said.