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The East African Business Council (EABC) has called upon South Sudan to stop charging Visa entry fees on any East African Partner States and embrace the use of National Identity cards as a travelling document across the region.

“As it is now, South Sudan still charges visa fees to EAC citizens from EAC Partner States which do not have a bilateral agreement, with the country. We also urge South Sudan to join Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda to use National IDs as travel documents,” said EABC CEO, Dr. Peter Mutuku Mathuki.

This follows EABC’s visit at the Nimule – Elegu One-Stop Border Post (OSBP) yesterday. EABC in collaboration with the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU) and the South Sudan Chamber of Commerce held a meeting with the Joint Border Management Committee, deliberating on sustainable solutions on issues affecting the flow of goods and movement of persons at the border post.


Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade)

Kenya Trade Network Agency (KenTrade) has just concluded a fact-finding visit to the troubled Busia Kenya-Uganda trade entry point, one of the EAC border points experiencing delays.

The three-day visit was aimed at basically assessing the impact of COVID-19 on the border and trade Facilitation measures put in place.

Over the past few months, since the global pandemic sunk its teeth into the East African Community economy, there has been a series of disruptions to trade. This has been specifically been caused by the delayed being experienced at the border points due to the requirement that truck drivers undertake a COVID-19 test before being allowed into a member state.

KenTrade Board of Directors met with representatives of the Busia border trade community and also the Busia Border Management Committee during this visit. They also visited both the One-Stop Border Post Kenyan side and Ugandan side …