26 February 2018

Uganda: Kenya, Uganda Unveil One Stop Border Post

Nairobi — KENYA and Uganda have launched the Busia One Stop Border Post (OSBP), paving way for speedy clearance of goods moving in the main trade corridor between the two East African countries.

It is part of the East African Community (EAC) initiative, implemented jointly with Kenya and Uganda, supported by development partners through Trademark East Africa, to the tune of Ksh1 billion (about US$10 million).

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) are the implementing authorities in the respective countries.

The agencies observed that the OSBP has brought about increased efficiency, inter-agency cooperation and improved coordination of all the border regulatory agencies.

The project has further smoothened partnerships with private sector through Joint Border Committees (JBCs) and the National Trade Facilitation Committees.

The streamlining of activities has led to a reduction of the average border crossing time from over 72 hours to less than six hours.

Based on estimates of the value of time for trucking enterprises and for traders, the savings generated by the improvement of border crossing in East Africa represent approximately $70 million per year.

The Busia OSBP, for instance, collected approximately KSh1,4 billion for Kenya in the 2016/17 financial year, recording a growth of 47 per cent since its inception.

The Busia crossing point is among the 13 border posts Burundi in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda that have been converted from 'two-stop' border posts into single premises entity or OSBPs to facilitate movement of people and goods across the EAC.


Police Has No Business Deciding Who Receives Me At Entebbe - Bobi Wine

Just hours after police issued security guidelines on the return of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a Bobi Wine… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 CAJ News Agency. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 600 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.