Museveni Awarded for Promoting Trade in East Africa

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Museveni Awarded

President Yoweri Museveni was on Friday awarded by the East African Business Community for promoting trade in East Africa.

The Shippers’ Council of East Africa hailed Museveni for his efforts in promoting trade in East African by presenting him with an award.

The award was handed to the President by the Chairman, Kenya Manufacturers’ Association, Mr. Polucar Igathe, on behalf of the East African Business Community at Safari Park Hotel in Nairoi-Kenya.

On the same day, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, together with other East Africa leaders launched the Kentrade Single Window System.

This Electronic Single Window System, is better known as the Kenya TradeNet System. This paperless cargo clearance process is aimed at speeding up the process of clearance at port Mombasa.

Traders will spend three days to have their cargo cleared from the port Mombasa following the launch of an electronic system that will speed up cargo clearance.

It initially took five days for goods to be cleared an undertaking that saw traders incur extra costs.
Speaking at the launch, President Paul Kagame said the people of Rwanda were looking forward to the Integration of the East African Community for Economic Development.
Kenyatta, thanked his Rwanda and Uganda counterparts for their efforts geared towards further Integration of East Africa.

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