Deputy President William Ruto and Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni today launched Kapchorwa-Saum Road.
The 150 – Kilometre Kapchorwa – Suam road will link Kenya and Uganda and will enhance connectivity, stimulate economic activity and ease movement of people, goods and services.
Speaking at Kapchorwa in Uganda, Deputy President William Ruto said that the construction of trans-boundary infrastructure is key to regional integration, attract investors and enabling access to emerging markets.
Earlier on the Deputy President held talks with Mr. Museveni at State House Entebbe, Uganda.
Among what was discussed was the cordial relations between Kenya and Uganda.
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“Kenya and Uganda enjoy cordial relations and share mutual interests. We are the largest recipients of Uganda products within the East African Community and our companies are the biggest investors. Continued collaboration in trade, agriculture and capital investments will result in new, diversified income streams and strengthen the two countries economies.” Said Mr. William Ruto.
The Deputy President also met with the Uganda private sector in Kampala. They discussed the East Africa Community (EAC) and that it should increase trade for itself in order to increase earnings for its citizens, create wealth and employment.
By doing so, it will deepen integration and have an upper hand to negotiate with other economic blocks.
In order to achieve good infrastructure and commerce, the Deputy President called for good political goodwill to realize a robust, cross-border trading regime.