|Title||Grant Contract Signing Ceremony for GGP Projects in Kenya|
|Date||22nd July 2016|
|Location||Kenya Police Headquarters (Harambee Avenue, Nairobi)|
|Project title and Amount||The Project for the Improvement of Public Safety in Nairobi through the Provision of Police Vehicles-USD 450,122 (Approx. Kshs 43.0 Million)|
||The grant contract signing ceremony was held on 22nd of July 2016, at the Kenya Police Headquarters, Nairobi. A GGP Grant Contract was signed between the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Mr. Toshitsugu Uesawa and Deputy Inspector General of Kenya Police Service, Mr. Joel Kitili.
For this project, 13 saloon vehicles, 2 sport utility vehicles (SUV) and 2 motorcycles will be purchased through the grant to maintain and improve the public safety in Nairobi through strengthening the capacity of the Kenya Police Service. All vehicles will be brand new Japanese vehicles and will be used in Nairobi City County. The total amount for the funding is 450,122 USD dollars (Approx. Kshs 43.0 Million). The general information for the project is as follows;
During the ceremony, Ambassador Uesawa expressed that the vehicles should fully be in use to improve the public safety in Nairobi where crime rates are high. He also referred to the “6th Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD VI)” which would be held next month in August, 2016. The Ambassador emphasized that it will be extremely important to provide safety during the conference, to ensure that the TICAD conference, which will be held in Africa for the first time will be successful, and he requested the Deputy Inspector General for Kenya Police Service’s full support for the conference.
Deputy Inspector General, Mr. Joel Kitili expressed his appreciation towards the Government of Japan for the assistance and mentioned that Kenya Police Service is preparing to provide security for the big conference.
Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (Project for the Improvement of Public Safety in Nairobi through the Provision of Police Vehicle)
July 22, 2016