KAMPALA, Feb 6 (GCTL) - High port charges and delayed clearance have seen cargo at Mombasa port reach crisis levels, prompting the port's authority to declare a three-month waiver, according to a media notice published on Wednesday.
However, the notice placed by the Kenya Ports Authority said the waiver will be limited to traders who have applied to clear their cargo between January and March 1. The move comes as a relief to traders who have failed to get their cargo out of the Mombasa due to delays in clearance.
Delays to clear goods at the port of Mombasa have affected trade in countries that use the port, creating shortages, which often translate into price hikes in such countries.Mr Gideon Badagawa, the Private Sector Foundation Uganda executive director told Daily Monitor this was good news, before adding: "I hope importers take advantage of that."
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