Reduce cross-border trade costs to grow regional economies

By Agencies The Second World Customs Organization East and Southern Africa Regional Conference kicked off in Nairobi with delegates from COMESA, IGAD and SADC regions discussing the Impacts and the Implication of the Trade Facilitation Agreement. The World Customs Organization Regional Training Centre (WCO RTC Kenya) hosted the region’s senior delegates in the conference with the aim of progressing the trade facilitation agenda, within the WCO Mercator framework at the Kenya School of Monetary Studies. The conference pulled together countries that included Belgium, Ethiopia, South Africa, Malawi, Rwanda, Australia, Mauritius, Botswana,…

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South African firm strike deal to boost tourism

RWANDA Efforts to promote Rwanda as a conference hub have been boosted by the signing of a partnership deal between local tour firm and one of South Africa’s leading events organisers. The agreement between Ikaze Professional Conference Organizers and Crystal Events Africa will see the South African firm market Rwanda as a top conferences centre and must-visit tourist destination on the continent, according to Tes Proos, the founding partner of Crystal Events Africa. “The main purpose of the partnership is to encourage global companies and organizations to hold conferences in…

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Equity bank extends Shs 300m credit to Kenyan farmers

  Equity bank extends Shs 300m credit to Kenyan farmers NAIROBI– Kenya, through the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has signed an agreement of Sh300m with Equity Bank (Kenya) Limited to support farmers for the second phase of the Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme (ACGS). The signing of Phase II of the ACGS agreement marks the 3rd time that the Ministry is partnering with Equity Bank, with the first being in 2008, through the Kilimo Biashara Partnership and the second being in 2011 through the ACGS Phase 1 agreement. Speaking…

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