The Mama Ngina Drive Waterfront Project officially started after the Ground Breaking Ceremony by H.E. President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Project is a joint venture between the National Government and the County Government of Mombasa.
The regeneration project is set to transform the famous beach drive into an international standard tourist spot with recreational seafront landscapes and facilities. These will include leisure facilities, eateries, relaxation gardens, an amphitheater, leisure walks, souvenir booths, entertainment areas as well as cultural and historical exhibition sites.
The site comes at a time when the country is enjoying a record breaking tourists’ arrival, hitting the 2 million mark targeted in 2018. It is expected to be complete within six months.
H.E. The Governor of Mombasa, Hassan Ali Joho hosted several leaders at the event, including the former Prime Minister, Raila Odinga, The Governor of Nairobi, Mike Sonko and Tourism Cabinet Secretary, Najib Balala.
Once completed, the project is expected to boost investment and employment opportunities for the citizens of Mombasa, especially the youth. It will positively change the outlook of the City of Mombasa, adding to the brilliant city beautification program and the new striking Egyptian blue and white building colours!