The East African Community (EAC) has secured $1.4 million from African Development Bank (AfDB) for a feasibility study on a key section of the Northern Transport Corridor linking Kenya and Uganda.

The AfDB funding would be used to conduct feasibility studies on the 256-km Kisumu-Kisian-Busia/Kakira – Malaba-Busitema-Busia expressway project, EAC said in a press statement.

EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Planning and Infrastructure, Steven Mlote said part of the AfDB funding would also be for the feasibility studies for the upgrading of the Malaba, Busia and Lwakhakha border posts along the Kenya-Uganda border.

He said the EAC secretariat had also secured a commitment of 10 million Euros from the Federal Government of Germany in December 2022 for purposes of financing of feasibility studies towards upgrading trade infrastructure in the region.

The EAC is a regional intergovernmental organisation of seven Partner States, comprising of Burundi, Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Uganda and Tanzania, with its headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.

(Writing by SA Kader; Editing by Anoop Menon)