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600,000 Kenyans went to Tanzania last year

Discussion in 'Habari na Hoja mchanganyiko' started by I-NGOSHA, Feb 20, 2012.


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    MORE than 600, 000 Kenyans crossed over into Tanzania last year alone, East African Community minister Samuel Sitta said yesterday. Sitta said he expects the figures to go up following a simplified documentation process of temporary passes for those intending to visit the country. He said Kenyans crossing to Tanzania can now acquire temporary passes which can be easily issued out at Namanga border post at a cost of Ksh300 against the production of two passport-size photographs of the applicants.
    The minister said Kenyans wishing for visit Tanzania ought to have received yellow fever jabs at least two weeks before travel date. He added that those wishing to sell their goods in his country will need to acquire a certificate of origin of the products to receive preferential duty entry into the Tanzanian market.
    The certificate of origin is issued by the customs department of the Kenya Revenue Authority. Sitta said his government and that of Kenya have organized a public baraza on Wednesday this week at Namanga Primary School, Tanzania to sensitize the people of the two countries on issues that entails the fostering of the East African Community.
    Key guests during the rally will include, Kenya's EAC Minister Musa Sirma, his Tanzania's counterpart Sitta, Asst. Minister (Defence) Josepha Nkaisserry, Tanzania's Permanent Secretary (EAC-TZ) Dr. Stergomena Tax and other senior officials from the Ministry of Lands, Finance and EAC ministry (Kenya).
    This is a second visit to Namanga for Sirma in less than a week. Over the weekend, the minister had toured the border post to assess the area where U$13 million One Stop Border Post will be constructed. The Wednesday morning rally in Tanzania will invite journalists from both countries to cover the event
    .600,000 Kenyans went to Tanzania last year