By Abdul Rahman Bangura-
NEW AFRICA BUSINESS NEWS (NABN) Freetown, Sierra Leone– William Ruto – Kenya’s president on a state call to Congo-Brazzaville has declared openly the removal of visa restrictions to alleviate the movement of people between Kenya and Congo. Approved on entrance by his match – Denis Sassou Nguesso, President Ruto expressed a message to members of parliament (deputies and senators) gathered in Congress.
He bemoaned the fact that Africa is a victim of climate change, despite radiating only 4% of greenhouse gases. The Kenyan leader furthermore affirmed surprise at the evidence that the landmass’s low-income nations are spending 24% of their GDP on debt payments, which are stifling them.
He again greeted the inception of Zlecaf, which will help to break down borders and boost Intra-African trade, which presently sits at just 17%, correlated with 70% in the European Union. In a bid to promote the movement of people and goods, William Ruto proclaimed the dissolution of visas between Congo and his country.
“We, the Government of Kenya, have already taken the decision that nationals of Congo-Brazzaville will no longer need visas to enter Kenya. This will enable us to increase trade between our two countries. Our peoples, businessmen and others need this”.
One pact was approved to this effect, and 17 others in various fields: agriculture, livestock, environment, and tourism. mining industries and geology, diplomatic training, promotion of cooperatives, among others.
President Ruto expressed his intention to re-launch Kenya Airways between Nairobi and Brazzaville by the end of 2023. The airline ended attending to Congolese capital many years ago.
For New Africa Business News (NABN) Abdul Rahman Bangura Reports, Africa Correspondent