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Kenya, Uganda Forge Strategic Oil Deal to Enhance Trade and Infrastructure – The East Observer


The governments of Kenya and Uganda have recently finalized an oil deal, reflecting their joint efforts to bolster infrastructure and trade efficiency. This agreement, poised to positively impact both nations’ economies, entails the extension of an oil pipeline from Eldoret, Kenya, to Uganda, facilitating direct importation of refined petroleum products into Kampala via Nairobi. The primary aim is to strengthen trade relations and streamline the import process for Uganda.

Furthermore, a tripartite deal was sealed, granting the Uganda National Oil Company (UNOC) access to import petroleum products through the Mombasa port. This strategic move is anticipated to tackle longstanding challenges within Uganda’s petroleum sector.

During a meeting in Nairobi between Kenya’s President William Ruto and Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni, President Ruto underscored the significance of this agreement in alleviating hurdles within Uganda’s petroleum industry. The meeting occurred as part of President Museveni’s two-day State visit to Kenya following the Uganda-Kenya Joint Ministerial Commission (JMC) gathering in Kampala, where both nations committed to the full and timely implementation of their decisions.

President Ruto emphasized the deep-rooted historical, cultural, and economic bonds between Kenya and Uganda, highlighting their shared commitment to regional peace and prosperity. Additionally, the agreement encompasses plans to extend the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Naivasha, Kenya, through Uganda, ultimately reaching the Democratic Republic of Congo. This expansion aims to further bolster regional connectivity and trade.
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