Uganda threatens to ban Kenyan poultry imports
Kenya has banned poultry exports from Uganda, but this
is an issue that has been going on for some time now. However, now Uganda
threatens to retaliate putting at risk the spirit of the East African
â€œWe are going to close poultry business with Kenya if they don't allow
Uganda's exports,â€ said State Minister for Trade Eng. Gagawala Wambuzi during a
meeting with members of the Private Sector Foundation Uganda.
follows recent announcements by the Kenyan government Kenya government
announcements and its subsequent ban on all poultry products from Uganda unless
the later follows international standards on its poultry activities.
This is reported as one of the most glaring economic controversies between
the two countries since the East African Community protocol was signed.
If allowed to drag on, the controversy could taint the integration process
of the East African countries into a regional trading bloc and put at risk more
than 200,000 livelihoods of Ugandans who depend on poultry for a living. Both
governments could also lose millions in revenue.
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