COMPETE SUPPORTS WOMEN IN TRADE LOGISTICS IN EAST AFRICA

WOMESAHigh logistics costs are a major barrier to East Africa’s competitiveness and to the region’s prospects for accelerated economic growth.  High transport costs are a function of a number of factors, among them, multiplicity of institutions, processes and documentation in the cargo clearance process from the port of Mombasa in Kenya to the hinterland countries of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. The multiplicity of players in the logistics supply chain in East Africa also breeds the environment for corrupt practices owing to lack of transparency. Women can play an important role in advocating for a corruption free trade environment particularly in trade logistics.

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