On January 26, 2023, a multi-agency team on Blue Economy consisting of Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA), the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA), and the Kenya Fisheries Service paid a visit to Kisumu Shipyard. They assessed the Blue Economy Resources within the Region and engaged National and County Governments, as well as the private sector, in the sustainable utilization of shared resources. Kenya Shipyards Limited plays its role in the utilization of Lake Victoria resources through ship construction, refit, maintenance, repair, and overhaul, and offers other maritime services as needed.
Blue Economy prioritizes the sustainable use of marine resources for economic growth, livelihood, and the creation of jobs while maintaining lake ecosystem health. KSL has created employment opportunities for the local community in the lake basin region as well as the country in general. This has helped in the economic growth of the region and Kenya at large.
A collaboration framework comprising a five-year multi-agency action plan was launched on 22 October 2021 in a ceremony presided over by the Cabinet Secretary of Defense. In attendance was the Kisumu County Governor, County Executive Committee Members of the Lake Region Economic Block, Chief Executive Officers of State Agencies, private sector, academia, and Development Partners. A technical committee, made up of representatives from counties, national government agencies, regional institutions, the private sector, and civil society was set up to guide on the appropriate implementation framework.