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Mombasa port raises red flag on excessive imports

Published on December 10, 2015

Uganda and the entire East Africa Community are net importers, meaning they import more goods than they export.

This, according to Kenya Ports Authority, is not good considering the consequences on the regional economies.

According to statistics, the total imports (goods ferried into Uganda) stand at a staggering 97 per cent.

Uganda’s exports

The port of Mombasa only handles seven per cent of Uganda’s total export, something the port authority wants to be dealt with.

This was disclosed by Kenya Ports Authority managing director Gichiri Ndua during the opening of a media workshop held in Mombasa last week. Read more. Source | Hellenic Shipping News