On Saturday 8th, President William Ruto landed in Uganda for the country’s Independence Day celebrations.
Following Independence Day celebrations, President Ruto and President Museveni met to discuss a variety of issues; one of these was opening borders to encourage business and free trade within the East African Community (EAC), with Museveni being tasked with leading the charge to bring the region together.
“As our elder, President Museveni, you have the responsibility to lead the charge in ensuring that we break down obstacles and frontiers so that we may create a borderless East Africa Community.”
“We hope that in our lifetime, in the next few years, people, products, and services may migrate throughout East Africa as we lead the way in making the African continental free trade zone a reality,” he urged Uganda’s President.
Moreover, Ruto said that he had granted permission to his Minister of Trade to contact his Ugandan colleague in order to negotiate and sign a guided trade deal that would help boost commerce throughout the African continent.