03 Oct 2007
During a tour by agriculture, livestock and fisheries ministers of the Nairobi International Trade Fair yesterday, led by Kenyan minister for Livestock and Fisheries, Joseph Munyao, Uganda’s Minister of State for agriculture, animal industry and fisheries, Fred Mukisa announced that the Ugandan government has harmonized previous differences between the two countries over fishing rights on the lake and that Kenyan fishermen are now free to go about their jobs without fear of arrest.
Mr Mukisa added that Uganda and Kenya are also working on the harmonization of trade in order to promote a joint market. He emphasized the need for exchanges of ideas among farmers, suggesting that Kenyan farmers could train their Ugandan counterparts to avert the risk of Uganda trailing behind on international markets.
The Nairobi International Trade Fair, which opened on Monday and is expected to attract a record number of visitors, will be officially opened by Kenya’s President Kibaki today. Expected to attend, among others, are the ministers for agriculture of Rwanda and Burundi.
East African Standard (Nairobi)
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