NTBs meeting at EASSI Secretariat, Kampala

During the NTBs meeting held at the EASSI Secretariat from 19th-20th, Hon. Sheila Kawamara-Mishambi, EASSI Executive Director gave the brief overview of the meeting concerning Non-Tariff Barriers. In attendance was the Chairperson, Board of Directors Dr. Christine Mbonyingingo and other Board members, EASSI Secretariat staff, representative from MTIC, representative from UWONET, representative from UWEAL and women cross border traders from different border points in the Eastern African Sub-region. Discussions spanned NTBs realities at the different borders, strategies on eliminating the NTBs in the EAC, strengthening the women’s cooperative network and financial capacity to engage in the region and recommendations. The women cross borders traders (WCBTs) listed the various challenges they face at the borders including corruption, forced sex, wrongful arrests and many more. The way forward was that…

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