Ugandan High Commissioner to Kenya H.E Phibby Awere Otaala paid a courtesy call to the Lake Region Economic Bloc, LREB, Secretariat.

During her visit she stated that she loves working with County Governments which she said has earned her both Regional and International accolades.

Uganda High commissioner to Kenya signs visitors book at the LREB headquarters

In a meeting held at Pinecone Hotel in Kisumu she expressed her gratitude towards LREB’s move in sharing technical knowledge on the development of a regional bloc.

Uganda plans to establish Buketi Busoga Regional Economic Bloc, a move that targets LREB as a primary partner in a bid to accelerate the economic development of the two regions.

Tororo District leaders on a benchmarking mission to learn more about the Lake Region Economic Bloc.

“We share a lot of similarities with Kenya especially Eastern Uganda and Western Kenya which has almost similar cultural, economic and social affairs.” She said.

These similarities she says provides a foundation to create a stronger goodwill with the Counties neighbouring Uganda thus making it easier for stronger cooperation between the trading partners since as a team facilitation becomes easier.

She added that she was in the region to unlock potential in the areas of trade and tourism and will soon lead a delegation from Tororo who share the same thoughts and will soon organize an expo between the two countries to embrace and appreciate what both Countries have to offer.

This she went on to add will form a platform to exploit the shared resources thus uplifting cooperation between the Bloc and the Government of the people of Uganda.

LREB CEO Abala Wanga
LREB CEO Abala Wanga at the meeting held at Pinecone Hotel Kisumu /Photo Courtesy.

LREB C.E.O Mr. Abala Wanga reiterated the importance of this partnership adding that Maritime transport being one of the Bloc’s flagship project aims at improving the navigation of the lake through hyacinth eradication, dredging of the lake and revamping of the Kisumu port.

Besides maritime transport, Mr. Wanga also added that LREB’s Regional Development Bank project will not only benefit the Bloc but also the Eastern part of Uganda.

Kenya and Uganda share Lake Victoria, social, cultural and economic activities.

~ Courtesy

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