By our reporter
The minister for information and national guidance, Mary Karoro has assured Ugandans who run business via Kenya boarder that unlike 2007, there are alternative routes for their business in case anything bad happens during the 2013 Kenya elections.
Minister Karoro’s assurance to traders came after Ugandan traders doing business through Kenya started worrying for themselves as the Kenyan polls kick off noting that if the 2007 post election violence occurs this time, it will greatly affect their business as most of their goods currently in Kenya risk being destroyed.
In response ,Orurut says that the southern Sudan route to the sea via Tanzania will be available for them to run business.
She adds that government has also refurbished national Oil reservoirs in Jinja and facilities to receive products.
She says that with the Southern route remaining operational and companies having requisite stock to cover the election period ,Uganda’s businesses will still be able to operate largely normally.
She said that the Uganda government has all the faith that what has been an elaborate election cycle in Kenya will end peacefully and further cement the country’s democratic credential.