The mission led by former Burundi President, Sylvester Ntibantunganya says all political parties and candidates were able to conduct their campaigns across the country freely, while the opening of polling stations followed existing laws and procedures.
The standard news media of Kenya reported today that the Kenya Medical Research Institute had overturned COVID-19 test results on a Kenyan long-distance truck driver who was tested positive in Uganda while on transit a fortnight ago.
The highest number of cases was recorded last week when 11 truck drivers tested positive in just one day. Yesterday, another four truck drivers from Tanzania, tested positive pushing Uganda’s COVID-19 Caseload to 79.
All EAC Partner States have confirmed cases of coronavirus disease COVID-19 with Kenya reporting 216 cases with 9 deaths; Rwanda 134; Uganda 55; Tanzania 53 with 3 deaths; Burundi 5 and one death and South Sudan 4 cases. Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda have not reported any deaths as at April 15, 2020.
In their meeting with a team from of the Ugandan Ministry East Community Affairs at Mutukula border in Kyotera district, Uganda traders have bemoaned the unclear trade restrictions imposed upon them when they attempt to cross with their merchandise into Tanzania.
Jenifer Nassiwa, the Vice Chairperson of Mutukula Traders’ Association, has in her report indicated that many traders have incurred losses when their merchandise are denied free movement into Tanzania.
State Minister for East African Community Affairs Julius Maganda Wandera says that they have formed a corroborative partnership towards eliminating all barriers that are frustrating women from effectively engaging in cross-border trade and business.