Written by Carren Papai
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The Busia border point. Photo/ File
The Kenya Revenue Authority Board Chairman Mansden Madoka has disclosed that the government is planning to construct a modern one stop border point station in Malaba to help curb delay in goods clearing.
Addressing the press Thursday in Malaba after a closed door meeting with KRA officials, Madoka revealed that the government is equally concerned with the complaints from the public over the increase in congestion of trucks and delay in goods clearing a factor he said raised claims on corruption deals by officers in Malaba.
“ The government has a plan of coming up with one stop border point at almost all stations in Kenya Including Lunga Lunga, Busia and Malaba among the rest .The move is aimed at reducing congestion at the border and ease movement of goods,’’ said Madoka.
His visit was aimed at checking the day to day performance of activities and to meet challenges faced by the workers by laying down strategies to control such problems at the border.
Madoka condemned the Malaba Bridge and expressed concern that the bridge is posing great danger to truck drivers and residents at large. He however, disclosed that the government under the ministry of Roads has put the matter into consideration adding that a new bridge is set to be constructed few meters from the old one to enhance proper transportation of goods and general use by the residents
Those who accompanied him was Richard Sezibera, secretary general Lake Victoria Basin who concluded that the greatest challenges facing border stations is majorly lack of proper modern infrastructure a factor he said is hindering development and impacting negatively in the economy of Kenya.
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