Transport infrastructural developments 'needed in Eastern Africa'

1 December 2010

East Africa needs to improve transport infrastructure in the area in order to foster long-term growth.

This is the view of Kelvin Kizito Kiyingi, writing for the Daily Monitor, who noted railway networks have to be enhanced if the group of countries is to harness its economic development.

"A revitalised railway with proper connectivity providing access to lucrative regions would contribute greatly towards attracting investors," he added.

With nations in Eastern Africa looking to bring small and medium-sized enterprises along, an advancement of the train system could make this easier.

Mr Kiyingi observed Uganda has already made steps to address this situation, with the Rift Valley Railways International and Uganda National Road Authority - which was established in July 2008 and wants to operate a safe and efficient roads network - developing plans.

He added the area is "bursting with the potential for success" and investment in infrastructure will improve the situation.

Category: Transport

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