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EABC PSF CEO ROUND TABLE IN KIGALI
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German East African Community Business and Investment Day
German East African Community Business and Investment Day
REGIONAL PRIVATE SECTOR CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP ON AFCFTA TARIFFS OFFERS & ENGAGEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS
REGIONAL PRIVATE SECTOR CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP ON AFCFTA TARIFFS OFFERS & ENGAGEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS
REGIONAL PRIVATE SECTOR CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP ON AFCFTA TARIFFS OFFERS & ENGAGEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS
REGIONAL PRIVATE SECTOR CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP ON AFCFTA TARIFFS OFFERS & ENGAGEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS
REGIONAL PRIVATE SECTOR CONSULTATIVE WORKSHOP ON AFCFTA TARIFFS OFFERS & ENGAGEMENT ON TRADE IN SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS
EABC in partnership with GIZ trains SMEs from the region on trade
Regional Workshop on Integrating Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) for Trade and Investment in Eastern Africa
Regional Workshop on Integrating Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) for Trade and Investment in Eastern Africa
Regional Workshop on Integrating Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) for Trade and Investment in Eastern Africa
20th EABC Annual General Meeting
20th EABC Annual General Meeting
20th EABC Annual General Meeting
20th EABC Annual General Meeting
20th EABC Annual General Meeting
20th EABC Annual General Meeting
20th EABC Annual General Meeting
20th EABC Annual General Meeting
20th EABC Annual General Meeting
East Africa Business Council receives grant from TradeMark East Africa, to reduce barriers to trade in the EAC
East Africa Business Council receives grant from TradeMark East Africa, to reduce barriers to trade in the EAC
East Africa Business Council receives grant from TradeMark East Africa, to reduce barriers to trade in the EAC

EABC boss Mathuki calls for harmonized Covid-19 results sharing to shield EAC trade

The East African Business Council (EABC) has called on focal persons in Health and Transport ministries and the East African Community to speed-up implementation of directives agreed on last month for a common regional Covid-19 approach.

Speaking on Wednesday, June 3, a day after Busia Governor Sospeter Ojaamong announced that truck drivers without Covid-19 negative certificates will not be allowed into the county, EABC Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Peter Mathuki, said there is need for a harmonised system for certification and sharing of Covid-19 results.

“Focal persons and the East African Community should consider a regional approach to harmonize system for certification and sharing of Covid-19 results and the testing and certification of truck drivers prior to their departure at the point of origin,” said Dr. Mathuki.

Although Governor Ojaamong limited the directive on trucks from Siaya and Bungoma counties, this may affect cross-border trade between Kenya and Uganda.

On June 2, at Ojaamong’s press conference, Busia County Commissioner Joseph Kanyiri reiterated that the Government’s directive is that all truck drivers be tested 48 hours at the point of origin before beginning their journey.

Kanyiri said that truck drivers currently causing traffic at the Busia and Malaba border have defied the directive.

“Currently we have around 1,000 trucks in Busia and we are not sure of their Covid-19 status,” he said, adding that those who are already in the county will be tested.

He advised that the truck drivers get their COVID 19 certificates from Public Health officers stating that some drivers were presenting questionable certificates.

 

Currently, 72 Covid-19 patients are being treated at Alupe isolation and treatment facility against their capacity of 71.

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