Mombasa county is set to host this year’s Mashujaa day celebrations at the Mama Ngina Waterfront Park.
On Thursday, Tourism CS Najib Balala and the National Celebrations Steering Committee led by Interior PS Karanja Kibicho toured the facility which is under construction.
Balala said the facility at 76 per cent completion.
“We should get it at 85 per cent by the end of this month. We are willing to hand over the project by August 15 to the Celebrations Committee,” the CS said.
He added: Some key projects are expected to take 30 days to complete. A special team will be formed to work with the Kibicho-led celebrations committee from August 1 to plan for the Mashujaa Day fete.
The presidential square which was not in the original plan, had to be included will be completed in the next 30 days.
Originally, the waterfront park was supposed to be completed by May 31.
“I will be here on July 22 to see the status of those projects. The overall project will be ready by end of August,” said the CS.
Kibicho said the committee is happy with the progress of park.
He said Mombasa county and the whole Coast region will have an opportunity to showcase their cultures. The CS proposed that all those who attend the Mashujaa day fete be dressed in local attire.
“It is not a matter of wearing suits. We want to be smart and encourage designers to come up with designs that showcase what the cultures of this region have to offer,” said Balala.