THE GROUND BREAKING CEREMONY OF THE CONSTRUCTION OF MPONDWE BORDER EXPORT ZONE AND THE ONE STOP BORDER POST
Today,the Minister of Trade Hon. Amelia Kyambadde officiated a delightful ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a Border Export Zone and a One Stop Border Post (OSBP) at Mpondwe.
In attendance was the Minister of Works and Transport Hon.Edward Katumba Wamala,Mayor Mpondwe Town Council, Kasese,Resident District Commissioner, officials from URA,World Bank officials,Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives officials and Traders from Mpondwe.
This development is funded by the World Bank through Great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project. The Project Development Objective is to facilitate cross-border trade by increasing the capacity for commerce and reducing the costs faced by traders, especially small-scale and women traders, at targeted locations in the borderlands.
In her remarks,the Minister of Trade urged the traders to add prioritize value addition in order to benefit from the BEZ.
Read the Ministers speech:MINISTERS SPEECH BEZ AND OSBP GROUND BREAKING 10.03.2021