Namanga Border Post to be opened;months after launch of Busia Border post

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President Uhuru Kenyatta and Uganda President Yoweri Museveni during the opening of the Busia Border Post in February
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Uganda President Yoweri Museveni during the opening of the Busia Border Post in February

President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to open the Namanga One Stop Border at Namanga, along the Kenya-Tanzania border. This comes after President Kenyatta and Uganda President Yoweri Museveni opened the Busia One Stop Border in February as the region’s leaders set their sights on increased and improved trade relations. State House Spokesperson Manoah Esipisu said the One Stop Border is set to be opened on Tuesday, which will comprise of office and space for immigration processes and verification; customs offices including warehousing and cold rooms for the goods traded across the border and other faculties for improving trade across the border.

He said the One Stop Border post will boost trade by cutting the time taken to clear goods between the two nations and improving coordination and collaboration between the different agencies, “Thus contributing to a reduction in transport cost, whilst increasing volumes of transit cargo through the Northern corridor,” he said. He said the opening of these One stop Border Posts underscore Kenya’s commitment to African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), particularly undertaking of reduction of trade barriers and enhancing free movement of persons, goods and services.