Monday, 21 January 2008

New dimension to regional trade

From IPP Media, Dar es Salaam
By George Ramadhan, PST, Mwanza

The political turmoil in Kenya has acquired a new turn in relation to regional trade. Reports indicate that only Tanzanian trucks are accorded safe passage in Kenya while those from Uganda are reportedly set on fire or subjected to numerous snags.

Talking to PST, some of the businessmen whose cargo trucks were in Kenya both before and after the general elections, said in Mwanza over the weekend that their vehicles managed to return to the country unhindered, while those heading for Uganda underwent turbulent and dangerous incidents.

One of the traders, who identified himself as Owino James, said his company had sent three cargo trucks to Kenya which managed to drive back safely to Tanzania complete with their cargo.

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