- Mandatory testing of truck drivers at the Uganda Kenya boarders has been suspended.
The East African Business council is asking Government officials to consult them before taking some of these decisions that affect the entire economy.
This follows a truck blockade where Kenyan long distance transporters went on strike protesting a decision by Ugandan Authorities requiring mandatory testing of Kenyan truck drivers entering Uganda.
The border truck blockade caused a ten-day crisis, however, the ministerial meeting has agreed that Ugandan authorities will immediately conduct antigen tests for free to all drivers to ease the backlog which is expected to last 7 days.
Mandatory testing of truck drivers at the Uganda Kenya boarders has been suspended following the East African Community (EAC) member states inter-ministerial meeting.
A ministerial meeting of the line ministries of Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan held resolved that Uganda should allow all truckers with negative Covid-19 results from member countries to continue with their journey.
The chairman of the East African Business council Uganda chapter Simon Kaheru says there is need for consultations before decisions are made in order to resolve the just concluded standoff.