President Ruto has today, Tuesday, March 5, 2024 unveiled the launch of the new one-stop border post in Suam, TransNzoia County, between Kenya and Uganda. “In a couple of weeks, President Museveni and I will be launching the one-stop border posts in Suam, a border between Kenya and Uganda,” stated President Ruto during the 5th East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) special assembly.

This move, funded collaboratively by both governments, marks a significant milestone in enhancing trade relations between the two nations. President Ruto emphasized the importance of this development in eliminating trade barriers and promoting regional economic growth within the East African Community (EAC).

“The completion of the border post is a crucial step towards the elimination of non-tariff barriers and the implementation of a single customs territory,” President Ruto elaborated.

Moreover, the President highlighted the successful reduction of congestion by 84% through faster truck clearance at border posts, underscoring the positive impact on intra-EAC trade, which has now been ranked first among trading blocs in Africa.

Uganda’s government is also actively involved in the project, upgrading the Suam-Bukwo-Kapchorwa road to further bolster the regional economy. The Suam border post, under construction since August 2023, will soon join Busia and Malaba as a vital customs checkpoint between Kenya and Uganda.