East Africa urged to improve infrastructure to spur cross: border trade

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The East African Business Council (EABC), a private sector investment lobby on Wednesday called for prioritization of infrastructure development at Border Posts to facilitate seamless flow of goods and movement of persons as cross border business rebounds.

Peter Mathuki, CEO of EABC, particularly stressed the improvement of the infrastructure at Kenya’s Busia One-Stop Border Post via the construction of a four-lane road to ease cargo clearance. “The first lane should be to transport general cargo. The second lane to be used by passengers. The third can be for fresh produce and the fourth for hazardous products,” Mathuki said in a statement issued in Nairobi.—AFP