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PMAESA and KPA staff members | Coastweek

Coastweek-- KPA Ag. MD Dr. Arch. Daniel Manduku, PMAESA Ag. Sec. Gen. Col. Andre Ciseau  with PMAESA staff and KPA ‘s General Manager Corporate Services Mr. Edward Kamau (3rd R), Head of Corporate Affairs Mr. Bernard Osero (2nd R) and Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management Mr. Fred Oyugi (4th L).
Kenya Ports Authority To Continue Supporting PMAESA

Coastweek-- The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has pledged to support efforts towards revamping the Port Management Association of Eastern & Southern Africa (PMAESA).

Speaking during a courtesy call to the Ag .Secretary General of the non -profit intergovernmental organization, Col. Andre Ciseau in his office today, KPA Ag. Managing Director Dr.Arch Daniel Manduku reiterated that the Authority will complement PMAESA secretariat human resource aspect especially in the area of communication and data management.

PMAESA is made up of Port Operators, Government Line Ministries, Logistics and Maritime Service Providers and other port and shipping stakeholders from the Eastern, Western and Southern African and Indian Ocean regions.

The regional body was first established in Mombasa in April 1973, under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), following a recommendation made at a meeting of the African Ministers in charge of transport, held in Tunisia in February 1971.

And during the visit to the secretariat, Dr. Manduku noted that the Authority will also consider assisting PMAESA in boosting its ICT section while it remained active in meetings and engaging otherstakeholders. “KPA will always go beyond its call of duty to support PMAESA” he added.

 

Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) plaque | Coastweek

 
  Coastweek-- KPA Ag. Managing Director Dr. Arch. Daniel Manduku presents a Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) plaque to PMAESA Ag. Secretary General Col. Andre Ciseau. On  [left] is KPA’s General Manager Corporate Services Edward Kamau.

Earlier in his welcome remarks, Col. Andre Ciseau briefed the MD about the role and activities of PMAESA. He pointed out that PMAESA is so central and plays a significant role to the growth of member Ports and Authorities. He underscored its importance and called for the deserving support from the member states.

The Ag. SG thanked the Authority for hosting the secretariat since inception and pledged to promote cruise tourism in the region. He revealed his plan to use cluster strategy to ensure that all the tourism organizations and individuals are on board to promote cruise tourism in the region.

Col. Ciseau talked of his commitment to workclosely with KPA and the Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) to ensure that Mombasa becomes a home Port for some cruise vessels.

Also present were the General Manager Corporate Services Mr. Edward Kamau, the Head of Internal Audit and Risk Management Mr. Fred Oyugi and the Head of Corporate Affairs Mr. Bernard Osero.

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