Kenyans will soon be given IDs to use as they cross to Rwanda
The government of Kenya is yet to issue some IDs which will be used by the Kenyans who will be traveling to Rwanda. They will be using only their national identity cards and this is in an effort between the two countries to erase the effect of boundaries and allow free movement of people and goods from one country to another. Musa Sirma who is the East African Community (EAC) Minister made it public that both Kenya and Rwanda are working on a pilot exchange program where there will be free movement of their citizens to either Kenya or Rwanda using only their national ID cards.
He also said that very soon Kenya will have an exchange program with the Republic of Rwanda on the issue of migration. Very soon the integration process will be running since currently it is in its advanced stage. It is very important that members track their identity cards so that we can use identity cards within East Africa so he said.
He said that the integration process in the EAC has given the partner states a big chance to widen on their markets into a single larger one as they try to adapt the best measures to improve their economies and living standards of their people. This is an indicator that the need for these countries to improve and expand integration amongst themselves will yield much success. They will have a chance to get costs of cross border trade, create economies of scale as the market expands and act as a spring board for the partner states to develop their competitive capacities so they can compete with the rest of the world.
Besides that, there will be an easy movement of tourists from one nation to another will having to hassle about crossing the boarder which will in the long run lead to an increase in the number of tourists who visit these countries, hence an increase in the tourism revenue and thus development.
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