The decision to build new railway line going through the three East African nations were taken by the Presidents of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. Throughout the joint meeting between Presidents Uhuru Kenyatta, Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni at State House in Entebbe, Uganda, the decision was finalized.
“The Presidents consented to renovate the existing railway system and additionally build new standard check line and enlarge it to Rwanda, incorporating joint mobilization of resources,” Uganda’s Foreign Affairs minister, Sam Kutesa, told a joint news conference addressed by the three Heads of State.
The East African part states likewise consented to construct a joint oil pipeline and refinery connecting one another.
“The three Heads of States have consented to improve two oil pipelines. One pipeline for finished goods from Eldoret to Kampala and be extended to Rwanda,” Kutesa added.
They further consented to improve an unrefined petroleum pipeline from Uganda to Kenya, connecting South Sudan up to the port of Lamu.
The minister said, “The meeting additionally agreed that friend states invest in the oil refinery in Uganda”.
Dividing up roles
In the mean time, the Presidents determined to present an East African Identity Card and also quick tracking of the political incorporation.
Rwanda was given the avocation of initiating the station of East Africa Identity cards, single tourism visa and single customs territory. When the single visa is achieved, all international vacationers will be permitted to tour all East Africa Community member nations without the necessity for a national visa, which experts say might serve to improve the tourism sector.
Then again, Uganda was given the avocation of initiating the oil refinery, political league and railway while Kenya was given the avocation of leading the oil pipeline and electricity.
The minister illustrated that the oil pipeline from Mombasa to Eldoret to Kampala and to Rwanda will be designed to have a reverse mechanism with a different pipeline for the clearing of crude petroleum.
The meeting likewise directed that technocrats and the engineers will be meeting each two months later to audit implementation of the decisions taken. The foremost meeting will be held in Kenya while Rwanda will host another meeting in October this year.