Moyale One-Stop-Border-Post (OSBP) has marked a significant achievement in expediting the movement of goods and people across Kenya and Ethiopia thus proving to be a great potential for economic growth between the two states.
This was evident during the monitoring and evaluation exercise done by NEPAD/APRM Kenya secretariat at the Moyale One-Stop Border Office on 2nd June 2021.
The Secretariat’s team led by the CEO Amb. Dr. Samori Okwiya held a meeting with the Moyale Border Management Committee and the LAPSSET Isiolo- Marsabit Regional Coordinator Mr. Abdub Nagele at Moyale OSBP where the opportunities and challenges affecting the operationalization of the border post were noted.
Among the challenges posed are porous borders along the 800 kilometer stretch of the Kenya-Ethiopia border, lack of a harmonized bilateral agreement to operate between the border points, and unavailability of the Kenya Bureau of Standards laboratory.
However, according to the OSBP Managing Director, Mr. Joel Ndenge, since the launch of Moyale OSBP, there has been improved cross-border security, a reduction in revenue leakages as well as better resource utilization through improved cross-border cooperation.
Amb. Dr. Okwiya on the other hand affirmed the Secretariat’s commitment to coordinate the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement in the region which LAPSSET Corridor programme is an enabler.