Tanzania, Kenya resolve dispute on chicken trade ban

By Lake Zone Watch Writer & Agencies

A three-year dispute that resulted into a ban of chicken trade between Kenya and Tanzania has been resolved amicably, the regional economic bloc, the East African Community (EAC), reported this week.

The lifting of the ban follows a consultative meeting held in Arusha on Tuesday between senior officials of the two EAC member states.

The meeting’s co-chairman, Robson Wanjala, who represented the Kenyan High Commissioner to Tanzania, said the two countries have ironed out their differences in the spirit of strengthening business relations and calling for increased trade in the economic grouping.

Tanzania’s Acting Director of Livestock Services in the Ministry of Livestock Development and fisheries, Benezeth Lutege Malinda, said the government has resolved to remove all barriers impeding smooth business operations as a deliberate in creating a conducive trade environment.

In 2018 Tanzania destroyed 5,000 chickens allegedly imported illegally from neighbouring Kenya.

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