News & Information



05
December
2018
Mbarara - Kisangani Road Network, part of Lagos - Mombasa Trans-African Highway will no longer be a dream
By: TTCA
There is a new-found Political will and High-level Commitments by the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Uganda to develop and upgrade the Northern Corridor Road Sections of Mbarara-Bushenyi-Kikorongo-Mpondwe-Kasindi-Beni-Komanda-Kisangani (940Km). This is part of the Trans-African Highway (TAH) Network N0 8 from Lagos, in the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Mombasa, in the Republic of Kenya, that is expected to open the whole of Africa to interstate trade.

20
November
2018
Uganda committed to bilateral collaboration with DRC to develop the Mbarara-Kisangani Road Network
By: TTCA
The Republic of Uganda has committed itself to prioritize the development of the Mbarara-Mpondwe-Kisangani Road section and pledged to make bilateral consultations to work with the Democratic Republic of Congo on joint project preparation efforts, feasibility study and development of the Mbarara-Kisangani Highway.

08
November
2018
Development of the Mbarara-Kisangani Road Network: DRC Tasks NCTTCA to lead in fast-tracking Bilateral Discussions and Funds Mobilisation
By: TTCA
A Delegation from Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) Secretariat led by Mr. OMAE NYARANDI, the Executive Secretary, on 29th October 2018, travelled to Kinshasa to meet Officials from the Ministries of Transport and Infrastructure and different Stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to advocate for the Development of the Mbarara-Kisangani Road Network and exchange views on matters of mutual concerns and interests of DRC as a strategic Northern Corridor Member State in terms of business opportunities.

29
October
2018
Northern Corridor National Parliaments: a major pillar of regional efforts to reduce Imports-Exports deficit
By: TTCA
A delegation of the Ugandan Parliamentary committee on Budget, on Tuesday 23rd October 2018, paid a working visit to the Northern Corridor Secretariat to get a glimpse of the Northern Corridor achievements and performance in general; and share more insights on how regional National Parliaments can contribute to a quicker integration process and promote a two way trade that may reduce significantly the existing imports-exports deficit in the East and Central African region.

23
October
2018
KPA and the NCTTCA Secretariat determined to push the Port and Corridor Efficiency to a higher level
By: TTCA
On Wednesday 17th October 2018, a high level delegation led by Dr (Arch) Daniel O. Manduku, Ag. Managing Director, Kenya Ports Authority (KPA), paid a working Visit to the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) Secretariat to discuss areas of cooperation and collaboration with the aim to enhance and advocate for efficient clearance and movement of cargo from the Port of Mombasa. KPA’s Capt. William Ruto, General Manager Operations and Mr. Erasto Magak, KPA’s Senior Marketing Executive were also part of the KPA delegation.

21
September
2018
The Alchemy behind the Mombasa port cargo growth
By: TTCA
The Kenyan Port of Mombasa, handles about 65 per cent of the regional transit traffic on the ports annually compared to Dar es Salaam port which handles the remaining 35 per cent. The market for Tanzania is Zambia, D.R. Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi and Uganda. Mombasa port still remains a port of choice to Uganda due to a difference in distance of about 600 km compared to the port of Dar es Salaam.

23
August
2018
Justus OMAE NYARANDI, the newly appointed NCTTCA Executive Secretary
By: TTCA
The Northern Corridor Council of Ministers, during its 30th meeting held on 3rd August 2018 at SAROVA WHITESANDS BEACH RESORT in Mombasa, Kenya; appointed Mr. Justus OMAE NYARANDI, to the position of Executive Secretary of the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) effective from 3rd September 2018.

23
August
2018
Northern Corridor Member States committed to the implementation of Single Customs Territory and the African CFTA
By: TTCA
The 30th meeting of Council of Ministers and the 45th Executive Committee meeting of the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) held from 30 July to 3rd August 2018 at Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort in Mombasa, Kenya; under the theme: “Harmonizing Trade and Transport Policies for a Competitive Corridor”, commended the current trade facilitation and integration initiatives and urged all Member States of the Corridor to commit to the implementation of the Single Customs Territory and work towards implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (African CFTA).

02
July
2018
The 14th NCIP Summit: Leaders reaffirmed their Commitment to advancing Regional Integration
By: TTCA
The 14th Summit of the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) held in Nairobi on 26th June 2018 reaffirmed the Leaders’ commitment to advancing regional integration while underscoring the importance of accelerating socio-economic transformation, industrialisation and employment creation

02
July
2018
Goods under Single Customs Territory are cleared faster than those under Home use and Transit regimes
By: TTCA
As reported by the Secretariat of the Northern Corridor Transit and Transport Coordination Authority (NCTTCA) to the 14th NCIP Summit, the Northern Corridor Time Release Study revealed among others that Goods under Single Customs Territory (SCT) are cleared faster at the Port of origin (Mombasa Port), One Stop Centre level, Document Processing Centre and Various Border Posts.