KPA to put up yard at Malaba border to ease traffic jams

Monday, March 21st, 2022 09:00 | By
Members of the LOC at the Malaba border to check the levels of security. Photo/PD/WEBSTER NYANDIKA

The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) will put up a yard at the Malaba border in Busia county to contain traffic jams. 

KPA acting Managing Director John Mwangemi said the yard will remove trucks ferrying goods mainly from Mombasa Port to other parts of the East African region, off the road.

He said KPA had embarked on a series of interventions meant to spur growth across the country and region.

Traffic gridlock

 “This yard will offer a permanent solution to the incessant traffic gridlock, which is always witnessed at the Malaba border, sometimes extending to 50 kilometres towards Bungoma,” said Mwangemi.

“Upon completion, the marshalling yard will effectively remove trucks from the road, improve efficiency at the border point while improving welfare of the drivers,” he added.

 Mwangemi made the remarks in a speech read on his behalf by the KPA General Manager for Infrastructure Development Vincent Sidai, during a corporate Golf Nyanza/Western Circuit dinner at Kakamega Sports Club.

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