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KRA measures to stop smuggling at Kenya Busia border

Kenya Revenue Authority is on the road to reduce the smuggling menace at the Kenya’s Busia border.

The Busia One Stop Border Post(OSBP) which was officially commissioned by both President Uhuru Kenyatta and Yoweri Museveni of Uganda in February 2018 was tasked with improving  surveillance at the border.

Four years down,the post that is managed by KRA has been keen in ensuring easy  movement of travellers and goods while making only one stop as opposed to the previous years.

Speaking during the media tour at the post on Thursday,KRA Regional Coordinator for Western region,Pamela Ahago cited the progress of the post and the need to build more surveillance structures.

Ahago stated that they’re working with the land ministry and security affairs to build more security structures at the border.

“We are negotiating with the President, Ministry of land to ensure the security at this border is safe, by having private structures that are very close to the border to ensure, all the surveillance is done,” she stated.

The new check points will be constructed at he at the border will do screening at the border to all the travelers and goods.

She  further added that the project will ensure more verification and scanning will be done to any good or anyone at the border for more safety.

Shillah Magret
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