project brief

One Stop Border Post at Kagitumba (Rwanda) / Mirama Hills (Uganda)

Implementor

Rwanda Revenue Authority and Uganda Revenue Authority are the lead implementing agencies for this project

Target Group

Importers and exporters in East Africa

Project Value

US$ 6,270,674 - Kagitumba. US$ 6,219,798 – Mirama Hills.

Implementation Period

2013 – 2017

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Why this project?

The Mirama Hills road route offers a shorter and less difficult route to Rwanda than passing through the Katuna/Gatuna border post. Operationalisation of a one stop border post at Kagitumba and Mirama Hills is expected to decrease the time for goods to be transported between Kampala and Kigali and increase the volume of traffic using this route.

What:

The project focuses on constructing a one stop border post at the Kagitumba and Mirama Hills border.

How:

TMEA is providing funding for the construction of the OSBP and is supporting the lead agencies to implement the project on time and ensure quality. The project is implemented in coordination with other ongoing initiatives of the World Bank, JICA, USAID, the African Development Bank and the European Union.

Contact:

Sjoerd Visser: sjoerd.visser@trademarkea.com

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Desired Results

Improved physical infrastructure that is fit for purpose will contribute to reducing the time to transport goods between Kampala and Kigali, and therefore also contribute to reducing trade costs in East Africa.

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crops & over five breeds of livestock

The project is related to the TMEA supported projects that will provide:

Improved IT infrastructure.

Harmonized working procedures on both sides of the border.

Training for border agency staff, freight forwarders and traders.

Construction of the Mirama Hills road.

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