EAC states should link infrastructure – Experts

Stakeholders in the transport and logistics sector urge regional Governments to step up efforts to ensure that countries are more linked in terms of infrastructure to reduce the high cost of doing business which stands now at around 27%.

The stakeholders point out that many businesses are being frustrated because of delays occasioned by a poor transport and logistics system and infrastructure and this directly affects consumers

The executive director at the Private Sector Foundation Gideon Badagawa says that the cost of doing business can go down significantly if the transport and logistics challenges are addressed

This he says will create more opportunities for Uganda which is strategically located in the region

This as he addressed Journalists at the Sheraton hotel ahead of the Global Logistic conference to be hosted in Uganda early next week with a view of charting a wayfoward for the sector in the region                             

Meanwhile the chairman of the Uganda Freight Forwarders Association Hussein Kiddedde says that Uganda can become a key logistical base in Africa if the major challenges are addressed. He also says that they are now focusing on skills development to take advantage of key projects in the region