Friday, 28th January 2022, Arusha, Tanzania: – The Chairman, Board of Directors, Management and Members of the East African Business Council (EABC), the apex body of the private sector in the EAC region, congratulates H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda and H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda for re-opening the Gatuna /Katuna border in line with the Quadripartite Summit held on 21st February 2020.
The Chairman of East African Business Council Mr. Nick Nesbitt, EBS, OGW congratulates their Excellences for reaffirming cordial neighbourliness that will spur business growth in the East African Community region. The re-opening is set to boost back trade. In 2018 bilateral trade of goods between the two sister countries stood at USD 224.2 million.
“Our great leaders have spoken to the key pillar of our existence as private sector- promoting intra-EAC trade for the prosperity of East Africa people,” said Mr. Dennis Karera, EABC Vice Chairman.
The East African business community commends their Excellences and joins efforts to strengthen and facilitate bilateral trade and investment ties between Rwanda and Uganda for increased intra-EAC trade.