The East African Legislative Assembly(EALA) is evaluating the EAC integrating projects

MEPs from the East African Community Legislative Assembly (EALA) are paying a visit to EAC member countries to assess the level of implementation of different integrative projects, it was disclosed Friday February 16, 2018 by the Communication Officer in the Ministry at the Presidency in charge of East African Community Affairs (MPCAEAC), Mr. Jean Paul Sindayigaya.

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Since turning into a One Stop Border Post,Malaba border traffic flow increased from 180.000 trucks/year to 324.000 trucks/year and increased revenue yields from 600bn Ugx to 1.620bn Ugx per year.

According to Mr. Sindayigaya, the visit began on February 11, 2018 and will end on February 23rd of the same month in order to allow the (EALA) Members of Parliament to carry out a field assessment on the northern and central corridors, as well as on the various institutions of the EAC.

Those Members of Parliament will arrive today on the Burundian territory (on Saturday February 17, 2018), through the Kabanga border post (north-east of Burundi), indicated the officer in charge of communication at the Ministry.

Mr Sindayigaya announced that the purpose of that visit is to understand and appreciate the level of integration of the customs union and the EAC market, the operations of the EAC institutions as well as the level of implementing the integrating projects.

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Kobero/Kabanga OSBP is a huge relief to travelers and traders from the two Partner States as they now only stop once for customs formalities instead of twice,

Those Members of Parliament will have to inquire about the functioning of the Kabanga border post, he said, adding that they will conduct tour towards the headquarters of the EAC Health Research Commission located in Kigobe, United States Avenue No. 71.

That EALA visit will continue with the evaluation of various integrative projects, including the protection of the Lake Victoria Basin and others, before traveling to Rwanda through the Ruhwa border (northwest) on February 20, 2018, said Mr. Sindayigaya

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