EA’s Central Corridor to incorporate Tanzania, Burundi

The NATION reports that Regional leaders will soon launch the Central Corridor infrastructural projects to incorporate Tanzania and Burundi, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has said.
The Central and Northern infrastructural corridors will cover all the member states of the East African community with the ultimate objective of minimising delays in the movement of goods and people across the region.
Speaking during the fourth Northern Corridor Infrastructural Summit in Kampala, President Kenyatta
stressed the need to fast-track the central infrastructure corridor with the ultimate goal of linking all the EAC member countries.
He pointed out that regional leaders are concerned primarily with improving infrastructure in the region and easing the movement of people and goods.

The President said a lot of progress has been made in removal of non-tariff barriers to allow free movement of goods and people in the region since the 1st Tripartite Infrastructural conference last year.

Kenyatta, who is chair of EAC, said through the integration, peace and stability in the region would improve to enable people to prosper through rapid social economic development.
“Am certain that with concerted efforts of all of us, we can transform the region to an economic powerhouse in the continent and the world”
He said through cooperation, Africans can also chart a new way forward to safeguard sovereignty and integrity of Africans as a people.