CCTTFA FACILITATES SIGNING OF MoU BETWEEN DRC AND TRADEMARK EAST AFRICA
As part of its objectives to facilitate the rapid movement of goods within Central Corridor Member States, the Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency (CCTTFA) Secretariat facilitated the negotiations leading to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Government of the DRC and Trade Mark East Africa, a donor organization in March 2017.
The three parties will work together towards implementation of projects, which comprise of dredging, rehabilitation and modernization of Kalundu port on Lake Tanganyika in Uvira, in the Province of South Kivu.
Kalundu Port is the second in the DRC in terms of importance after that of Matadi built on Congo River with link to the Atlantic Ocean.
High delegation from DRC government led by the Chief of Staff of the DRC President, Prof. Nehemie MWILANYA Wilondja was joined by CCTTFA Executive Secretary Captain Dieudonne Dukundane, Chief Operating Officer Sayiba Tambwe Patient and Head Communications and Advocacy Flory Okandju Okonge and TMEA to the visit of the Kalundu port.
Other areas of cooperation between DRC and TMEA include support to cross border trade which will include capacity building and implementation of Integrated Border Management systems on the border crossings.
Rehabilitation of the Ports of Baraka and Kalemie on Lake Tanganyika, Goma and Bukavu on Lake Kivu, Kasenyi (DRC) and Ntoroko (Uganda) on Lake Albert and finally infrastructure work at the border crossing at Goli (Uganda) Mahagi (DRC) will also be on agenda, among others.
The modernization of these infrastructures aims at facilitating the transport of inland waterways and improving Maritime services within Central Corridor Member states linking them to the Port of Dar es Salaam as the gateway:.
The High-level delegation also visited the Port of Baraka on 27 March 2017.