East African Heads of State have commended achievements made under the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) initiative and advocated for faster integration of the region to bring about prosperity.
Recent achievements of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects include the improved free movement of people and labour, the use of Identity Cards as travel documents, the establishment of One Network Area, the one visa for tourists coming to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda and the waiver of work permits for EAC citizens in the northern corridor.
President Kenyatta argued that East African nations should not be importing from elsewhere when a surplus exists within the region and added that with a common market, nations have no reason not to be manufacturing its own cars or textiles among others. “ We can create a region that has a strong voice on a global scale and is an attractive place for investment,” Kenyatta added. Read more. Source | The New Times