Museveni adds voice to Uganda’s push for full trade access to Kenya
Thursday November 27 2014
President Yoweri Museveni. The President sided with Ugandan businessmen accusing Kenya of blocking their products from accessing the Kenyan market. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP
President Museveni said refusal by Kenyan officials to allow Uganda goods into the country was in contravention of the East Africa Community protocol. He said he would petition President Uhuru Kenyatta on the issue.
Two weeks ago, the Uganda Sugar Manufacturers Association accused Kenya of selectively blocking export of sugar, demanding full access to the market.
Uganda has traditionally been Kenya’s top trading partner in the region, but recent data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics ranks the country third, with Tanzania coming second.