Ugandan traders have welcomed the admission of South Sudan into the East African Community.
Yesterday during the EAC Heads of State Summit in Arusha, Tanzania, members agreed to add Africa’s youngest nation to the bloc after fulfilling all requirements.
The spokesperson of Kampala City Traders’ Association Isa Ssekito tells KFM that the move will force South Sudan abide by universal regulations and resolve the pending issues with Ugandan traders.
Ssekito cites the failure by the South Sudan government to pay compensation for goods lost by Ugandan traders during the civil war that rocked the country for over a year.
He explains that the aggrieved traders can now use the lay-down channels to demand their money for all supplies they made to South Sudan government.