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How use of identity cards has eased trade for border communities

Published on March 09, 2017

The use of identity cards among the Northern Corridor states has improved business opportunities for border communities, traders at Gatuna in Gicumbi District have said.

According to Jane Bayera, the chairperson of Gatuna Crossborder Co-operative, border communities can now trade with their neighbours on the Uganda side without hindrance, which was not the same three years ago.

The initiative by Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya, as well as new entrants South Sudan which came into force on January 1, 2014, is part of the Northern Corridor states integration projects that seek to fast-track the process. Read more. Source | New Times