Kenya in further push for Africa free trade deal


By AGGREY MUTAMBO
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Kenya says it is joining hands with three other African nations to lobby for ratification of the continental free trade agreement passed in March to improve business.

As President Uhuru Kenyatta leaves today for Mauritania to attend the 31st ordinary Summit of the African Union Heads of State and Government, mainly to discuss graft on the continent; officials say they will seek to promote open borders as well.

The summit’s plan is to discuss budgetary approvals for the AU Secretariat as well as matters of corruption and security.

But Foreign Affairs CS Monica Juma says it will be another occasion to promote the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCTA).

The AfCTA signed in March in Kigali Rwanda is meant to open up African nations borders, relax…

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