Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui has reiterated the huge opportunities the Maai Mahiu Inland Container Depot (ICD) in Naivasha will bring as trucks, especially from neighboring countries, pick cargo from this point.
Speaking when he toured the facility, Kinyanjui said that the dry port was a major investment project in the region that will help generate revenue and job opportunities for the youth.
He however raised concerns of the danger the dry port poses poses in the transmission of COVID-19.
“The number of new infections show a worrying trend linked to long distance truck drivers who travel from one country to another” he said.
Kinyanjui said that his administration, especially the Department of Health was on high alert to ensure proper measures are taken to prevent spread of Coronavirus.
At the same time he called on area residents to also play their part in combating the spread of the virus.
“I therefore urge all residents on the Northern Corridor: Mai Mahiu, Naivasha, Gilgil, Kikopey, and Salgaa to be extra vigilant and take seriously guidelines of regular hand-washing, wearing face masks in public areas, observing social distance and use of alcohol-based sanitizers”said the Governor.
Long distance truck drivers have been identified as the most spreaders of corona virus going by the numebr of cases currently being reported on the Busia border point.