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December 14, 2018

Swazuri approves setting up of Sh180bn plant

National Land commission chair Muhhamed Swazuri./FILE
National Land commission chair Muhhamed Swazuri./FILE

The National Land Commission has granted permission for the establishment of Sh180 billion Amu Power plant in Lamu.

Amu Power, a consortium of Gulf Energy and Centum Investment, intends to set up the power plant in Kwasasi, Hindi.

Speaking to the press in Lamu on Monday, NLC chair Muhammad Swazuri said the investor had met all the requirements.

Once complete, the project is expected to generate 981.5 megawatts of electricity.

There have been constant disputes between the Lamu government and residents over who owns the 985 acres to be used for the project.

The concerned landowners have also insisted for payment for the acquired lands before the project kicks off.

“It's improper for the investor to be delayed.They have done their part and its only logical that they obtain the land rights and carry on with business,” Swazuri said.







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