Kenya Speeds Up Goods Clearance At Mombasa

try geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 115%;”>Chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday, more about Cabinet was briefed on the progress made in improving services at the Port.

information pills geneva;”>Cabinet said it was pleased with improvements achieved in decongesting the Port.

“It noted the increase in cargo cleared at the port 200,000 tonnes so far in July from 160,000 tonnes in June,” said State House Spokesperson, Manoah Esipisu

President Uhuru Kenyatta on June 20 directed that movement of transit goods from the Port of Mombasa to Malaba should be reduced to a maximum of 5 days.

Kenyatta said he would hold regular meetings with all those involved in the running of the Port to confirm that the target has been achieved.

The Head of State said the situation where a container takes an average of 18 days to reach Kampala from Mombasa was untenable.

Kenyatta further ordered the formation of a Cabinet sub-committee that will include all Cabinet Secretaries dealing with the Northern Corridor who will report to him during every Cabinet meeting on what they are doing to improve efficiency.

Analysts say expediting clearance of goods at the port would boost regional trade.

Esipisu also noted that “there are also improvements in truck movement between Mombasa and Malaba.”

Cabinet directed that a similar be applied with immediate effect to improve services in the country’s airports and border points in order to ensure a smooth flow of goods, services and passengers.


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