Kenya, South Sudan Ink Deal to Establish 900Km Eldoret-Juba Optic Cable

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Kenya and South Sudan have signed a Digital Partnership MoU on Fibre Optic connectivity that will see an establishment of a fibre optic cable along the Eldoret Juba Road, in an attempt to enhance connectivity between the two countries.

Extending over 900 kilometers, the optic cable aligns with Kenya Kwanza’s vision of enhancing the country’s digital superhighway, and according to President Ruto, also validates Kenya’s commitment to strengthening intra-regional trade.

”We undertake to pursue joint infrastructural projects that will enhance connectivity, further integration, and boost intra-regional trade for our prosperity,” the Head of State said in a statement on Saturday afternoon, after a meeting with his South Sudan counterpart, Silva Kiir at State House in Nairobi.

They also agreed to complete the construction of the 11km Nadapal to Nakodok road to boost business between the two nations.

President Ruto said Kenya and South Sudan have also agreed to exploit the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement to increase trade between the two nations.

“President Kiir and I had the opportunity to share ideas about collaborating to seize emerging opportunities to improve the trade balance between our two nations,” he said.

President Kiir arrived in Nairobi on Saturday morning and headed straight to the house on the hill where the two leaders met.

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