Truck drivers decry slow pace of clearance at Malaba

Written By: Kennedy Epalat
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Kenyan long-distance truck drivers and clearing agents at the Malaba border in Busia County, have raised concern over the slow pace of clearance by the Ugandan customs authorities. 

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The drivers say they have had to spend 2-3 nights after delivering cargo to Uganda and other countries in the great lakes region. 

The drivers said the queues stretch from Malaba border to Tororo, 15kms away, adding that as a result, thieves have taken advantage to siphon fuel from the trucks at night. 

A custom official urged the drivers to use the Lwakhakha border Post which is less congested. 

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They now want the Kenyan authorities to talk to their Ugandan counterparts with a view to providing security for the drivers. 

The Ugandan government last Sunday declared a lockdown as a way of fighting the spread of Coronavirus pandemic. 

Among the measures taken, is the ban on all forms of transport except those transporting Cargo.

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