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ESTABLISHMENT OF THE KENYA PORTS AUTHORITY (KPA) LIAISON OFFICE IN BURUNDI ON 31ST JANUARY 2014.

The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has established a Liaison Office in Bujumbura, Burundi to provide dedicated port services to the Burundi business community. Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure, Eng. Michael S. M. Kamau accompanied by the KPA Chairman Danson Mungatana, Managing Director Gichiri Ndua and Eng. G.M. Arasa from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure arrived in Bujumbura on 30th January, 2014 to preside over the programme which other than the official opening and the launch also included courtesy calls at the Embassy of Kenya in Burundi and to his counterpart the Minister for Transport, Public Works and Equipment of the Republic of Burundi Eng. Déogratias Rurimunzu.

COURTESY CALL AT THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KENYA

The Cabinet Secretary and his entourage paid a courtesy on the Chargé d’Affaires Ms. Njambi Kinyungu at the Kenya Embassy in Bujumbura, on 31st January, 2013. He also held discussions with representatives of Kenyan business people in Burundi led by the chairperson Ms. Gloria Nyambok Chairperson of the Association of Kenyans Living in Burundi (AKB).

COURTESY CALL ON THE MINISTER FOR TRANSPORT, PUBLIC WORKS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF BURUNDI

The Cabinet Secretary and his entourage paid a courtesy on the Minister for Transport, Public Works and Equipment of the Republic of Burundi Eng. Deogratias Rurimunzu at his office.

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE KPA LIAISON OFFICE IN BURUNDI

Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure, Eng. Michael S. M. Kamau presided over the official opening ceremony of the Kenya Ports Authority Liaison office in Burundi on 31st January, 2014 alongside his counterpart the Minister for Transport, Public Works and Equipment of the Republic of Burundi Eng. Deogratias Rurimunzu. The Cabinet Secretary was accompanied by the Charge d’Affaires at the Kenya Embassy in Burundi, Ms. Njambi Kinyungu, KPA Chairman Danson Mungatana, Managing Director Gichiri Ndua and Eng. G.M. Arasa from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure.

Significance of the KPA Liaison Office

The new KPA Liaison office is located on the sixth floor of Ultimate Tower along Ngendandumwe Avenue in the Central Business District of Bujumbura.  The new liaison office will: Bring quality services closer to Port of Mombasa hinterland clients in Burundi, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and South-Western Tanzania; Resolve any complaints received from Burundian companies using the Port of Mombasa; facilitate online payments of port charges from Bujumbura and save business people the costs and stress of travel and unnecessary money transfers; Facilitate dissemination and verification of relevant port and corridor information thus eliminating the need to travel to get the same from Mombasa Most importantly enhance the valuable bilateral relations between Kenya and Burundi by building strong relationship and cultivating goodwill. This will contribute immensely to positioning KPA as a world class port services provider.

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE KPA BURUNDI LIAISON OFFICE

The KPA Burundi Liaison Office was officially launched on the evening of 31st January, 2014 at the Royal Place Hotel, Bujumbura. In his remarks during the launch, Eng. Kamau reassured the Burundi business community that the Government of Kenya is implementing various measures to enhance port efficiency along the entire Northern Corridor. This includes: Cargo clearance period had reduced to five days from nine;  Transit time from Mombasa to Malaba had fallen to five days from the previous thirteen; A consistent cargo tracking system along the Northern Corridor particularly on the Kenyan side; and The scanning of transit cargo in Kenya has been stopped to reduce procedures that were unnecessarily time consuming.

In attendance during the launch were: The Minister for East African Affairs of the Republic of Burundi, Mrs. Léontine Nzeyimana, the African Group of Ambassadors, various Heads of Diplomatic and Consular Missions, the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Burundi, Mr. Econie Nijimbere, the Chairperson of the Association of Kenyans Living in Burundi (AKB), Ms. Gloria Nyambok and the Interim Chairperson of Kenya/ Burundi Business Association (KBBA), Mr. Francis Mwangi.

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