Shipping & Logistics

Maritime agency seeks substantive boss after two-year wait

A container ship makes its way into Mombasa port. FILE PHOTO | NMG
A container ship makes its way into Mombasa port. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

The Kenya Maritime Authority (KMA) has finally kicked off the process of recruiting its director- general, two-and-half years after the exit of current Shipping and Maritime Affairs principal secretary Nancy Karigithu.

The agency has called for applications for the job . The recruitment has previously been cancelled three times, two of them during the tenure of Ms Karigithu.

“The director-general shall be responsible for day-to-day management and operations and shall have control over all personnel and other activities of the authority,” says the notice published on Tuesday

Recent developments in the maritime sector have seen the creation of a unit within President Uhuru Kenyatta’s office to push for exploitation of marine resources in a blue economy, attracting considerable interest from professionals in the job.