Kenyan driving license holders can now drive in Mozambique freely following a mutual deal secured between President William Ruto and Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi.
While speaking in Mozambique on Saturday, August 12, President Ruto announced that the deal was mutual.
“We have also concluded and signed mutual recognition of driving licenses of the two countries, having a Kenyan license is as good as having a Mozambique driving license,” Ruto stated amid applauses.
Hence, Mozambique license holders are also allowed to drive freely in Kenya.
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According to the two leaders, this deal is meant to boost trade and tourism in both countries.
“It is now the responsibility of the ambassador to ensure that the deals become a reality because we have negotiated and agreed,” Ruto stated.
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Moreover, President William Ruto disclosed that they agreed to remove more trade barriers to actualize the African free trade.
“There is no longer just a Mozambican or Kenyan market because countries are now integrated with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa),” he noted.
Likewise, President Nyusi urged Kenyan investors to visit Mozambique and exploit opportunities in agro-processing and horticulture, among others.
President Nyusi said they were also improving their infrastructure to attract more investors into the country.
William Ruto and first lady Rachel Ruto travelled to Mozambique on August 10 for a state visit that saw the two countries sign 8 cooperation agreements.
During the talks with President Nyusi, Dr. Ruto called for the opening of African borders to enhance trade.
He added that both Kenya and Mozambique will utilize the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) framework to spur economic growth.
Furthermore, the President rooted for the promotion of intra-continental trade to enable efforts by investors to harness the continent’s potentiality.
“I want to persuade the business people here to look beyond our two countries and explore opportunities in the continent,” he said.
Similarly, the visit focused on trade ties, including the blue economy and fisheries, trade, defence, agriculture, energy, transport, and capacity building.
It marked the launch of the Kenya-Mozambique Joint Trade Committee (JTC).