The second phase of the ‘Malindi Integrated Social and Health Development Programme’ (MISHDP) was officially launched on 28th March 2023 in Malindi. The ceremony was presided over by the Permanent Secretary, State Department of the Arid and Semi-Arid Areas & Regional Development, Mr. Idris Dokota in the presence of coastal leaders , representatives of Italian government and beneficiary community in Kilifi County.

The event marked the beginning of the long-awaited project which aims to transform the social and economic development of residents of Malindi and Magarini Sub-County through interventions in the sectors of education, health, and infrastructure development. The  three year programme is financed by the Government of Italy through a concessional loan of Euros 6,395,373.  Some of the projects to be rolled out include: the construction of Mjanaheri – Ngomeni tarmack road, construction of an intensive care unit at the Malindi Hospital, a Bi-pass foot bridge across River Sabaki connecting Burangi & Sabaki villages, construction of educational facilities in Ngomeni secondary, Ngomeni primary, Burangi primary, Midodoni primary and Rasi primary schools and the introduction of an award scheme for best performing students at Ngomeni Secondary School.

The first phase of MISHDP was successfully completed in 2012. The completed projects in MISHDP-I are in operation and serving the local population. The Phase I focused on construction, rehabilitation and expansion of health facilities, education facilities, sea wall and boreholes, furnishing of completed facilities and enterprise development on fishermen in Malindi and Magarini sub-counties.

This project is in line with the government’s bottom-up economic transformation agenda designed to improve access to basic services for the residents of Malindi and Magarini sub-counties of Kilifi County. When complete the community driven project will transform communities’ livelihoods not only in Kilifi County but also the whole country at large.