EALA Commends Kenyatta On Boosting Regional Trade

thumb geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Speaking when she led the EALA Kenyan chapter members in paying a courtesy call to the President at State House Nairobi on Tuesday, Zziwa said the EALA members are particularly impressed by the steps taken by President Kenyatta and his Government in removing Non-Tariff Barriers.

She said this has reduced considerably the time cargo takes to move from the port of Mombasa to Malaba border point from three weeks to six days.

During the discussions, the EALA members congratulated the President for being elected by majority of Kenyans as the fourth President of the Republic of Kenya.

They said Kenya has registered tremendous progress in the development of its economy and continues to be an important player in the EAC regional bloc.

On his part, President Kenyatta reiterated his commitment to support all initiatives that would ensure integration in its totality is realized.


He was particularly happy that the forthcoming EAC Summit is going to endorse the Monetary Union protocol which provides for the roadmap to a common currency for East Africa Community member States.

The EALA Kenyan chapter members who were accompanied by East African Community Cabinet Secretary Phyllis Kandie include Joseph Kiang’oi, Abubakar Abdi Ogle and Agnes Mumbi Ng’aru.

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