Congestion at border point a good sign says Murkomen

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The government has described congestion at the Malava border as having both a positive and a negative impact.    

Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen said when its positive there is business activity along the northern corridor.    

He argued that when its negative the country imports more than exporting meaning we export less.   

Murkomen acknowledged it is not a healthy sign to experience congestion at the Malava border point.

He was speaking during a consultative meeting between the National Assembly committee on regional integration and various stakeholders on integration process held at English Point Marina hotel in Nyali Constituency, Mombasa county.                

The Transport CS assured participants that the government is determined to deal firmly with congestion at the border point.

Murkomen, who was flanked by the ministry’s principal secretary Mohamed Dhagar, said it was embarrassing for the Kenya Revenue Authority [KRA] to install one scan machine at the border point.      

He acknowledged the machine has caused a hitch yet it was meant to assist in hastening the clearing of goods and cargo.

“Its regrettable that the machine poses a danger because it overheats after running for 24 hours,” he added.

The CS disclosed the government plans to come up with back-up machine for the clearance of goods and cargo.

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