East Africa: Traders’ Body Wants Border Covid-19 Testing for Truckers Stopped


The East African Business Council (EABC) wants the ongoing Covid-19 testing of truck drivers at border points stopped immediately, citing massive negative effects on cross border trade.

EABC says there are huge economic losses resulting from congestion owing to traffic snarl ups as drivers await to be cleared.

According to the council, East African member states of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi risk losing USD70 billion (Sh7 trillion) should the countries insist on having the testing…

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