The speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has called on Ugandan citizens to sue the Kenyan government for unfair trade practices

Written by on February 11, 2021

The speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has called on Ugandan citizens to sue the Kenyan government for unfair trade practices that infringe on the treaty of the East African cooperation.
Kadaga on Wednesday reminded Ugandans of their right to take a partner state to the East African court of Justice under the treaty of the East African Community if there is an infringement of the provisions of the treaty.
This was after a heated debate during plenary on the blocking of Uganda’s dairy products by Kenya.
The debate followed the presentation of a statement by the trade minister Amelia Kyambadde on the continued prohibition of Uganda’s dairy products to access the Kenyan Market.
She said the High Commissioner of Kenya was summoned and a protest note was issued on 15th January 2020 but no response has been received to date.
The minister’s statement infuriated a number of MPs who accused the government of being weak and failing to take tougher measures against the Kenyan government by reciprocating with similar Non-Tariff Barriers.
The Manjiya County MP John Baptist Nambeshe observed that Uganda is the only country that respects the provision of the East African Treaty while the other partner states flout them to the detriment of Ugandan traders and farmers.
The state minister for East African Affairs Julius Maganda told the house that a summit of the heads of state will take place at the end of this month and the issues will be discussed.
Kadaga wile closing debate on the matter encouraged Ugandans to get involved through the treaty for East African Cooperation by taking Kenya to the East African Court of Justice.
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