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Economy

Ugandan traders turn to Dar port as Kenya elections close in

Shipping vessels at the Port of Dar es Salaam. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Shipping vessels at the Port of Dar es Salaam. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

With about six weeks left for Kenyans to go to the polls, the private sector in neighbouring states are now beginning to look at the Dar es Salaam port as an alternative route to import and export goods.

Kenya’s main port of Mombasa, which according latest reports, registered 11 per cent cargo growth in the first quarter of 2017, serves Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan and DR Congo.

Although much preferred by the business community, the abrasions of the post-election violence of 2007/8 are still fresh because of its adverse effect on regional economies.

Uganda’s private sector is not taking chances, saying they should permanently resume use of Dar es Salaam Port

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