EA Leaders, China Launch Massive Railway Line

viagra 100mg geneva; line-height: 200%; font-size: small;”>The huge railways line, medicine which is expected to lower the cost of doing business in the region, advice will be built by China.

The ceremony took place later this morning at State House Nairobi.

The visiting Prime Minister of China, Mr. Li Keqiang who has been on a tour of Africa for the first time since he assumed his position a little over a year ago, taking him to Ethiopia, Nigeria, Angola and Kenya signed the agreement on behalf of his government.

The launch is part of a wider arrangement bringing together Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda to fast track regional development through regional infrastructure, trade and political and economic integration.

Other Presidents in attendance included Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and South Sudan leader, Salva Kiir.


Kenyatta said the old Railway was built by colonial force, the new one by partnerships.

Li said China’s “cooperation with Africa is anchored on respect, equality and mutual benefit.”

He also noted that “our cooperation has now grown to connect our development, minds and hearts.”

On his part, President Yoweri Museveni said China has stood by Africa since 1949.

Museveni further stated that without Railway, energy and low cost of production, economies cannot modernize.

The Heads of State recently launched the East African tourist visa.

At the inaugural Infrastructure Summit in Entebbe, Uganda in June 2013, leaders of Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda agreed to divide responsibilities: Uganda committed to lead the railway development and political federation sector; Rwanda on customs, single tourists and East African Community e-identity card; while Kenya took on the implementation of the oil pipeline and electricity generation.

The following summit was held in Mombasa, Kenya where the Heads of States attended the commissioning of Berth 19, a project anticipated to increase capacity of the Kenyan port to serve the entire region.

The 3rd Summit was held in Kigali on 20 October last year where Heads of State welcomed South Sudan to the initiative and launched the single customs territory.

With the establishment of a digital border post allowing electronic clearance, members of East African Community now spend 5 days instead of 18 days moving goods along the corridor from Mombasa to Kampala and 8 days instead of 21 days from Mombasa to Kigali.

President Museveni was seen off at Entebbe International Airport this morning by Minister for Security, Mr. Muruli Mukasa, the Head of Public Service, Mr. John Mitala, the Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, Lt Gen Julius Angina and the Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, among others.

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