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Cabinet approves the creation of regional roads authority

1 weeks ago, 16:40

By: Pscu

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 11 – Cabinet has approved the establishment of the Eastern Africa Regional Roads Authorities Forum (EARRAF).

Once established, EARRAF, will provide a platform for the harmonization of road infrastructure in East Africa especially transnational roads in terms of design, standards and costing.

The Authority will bring together agencies responsible for the implementation and management of road infrastructure in the region such as KenHA, KURA, KeRRA and the Kenya Roads Board in Kenya, Uganda National Roads Authority, Tanzania National Roads Agency among others.

The Cabinet also approved the medium-term budget for 2019 to 2020 financial year.

Also on the agenda was the recent 1st First Ordinary Session of African Tourism Ministers meeting in Nairobi which resolved to push for the fast-tracking of the establishment of the African Tourism Organization as a key agency for the promotion of the continent as a preferred global tourism destination.

The first African Tourism Ministers meeting held early this month in Nairobi brought together 27 ministers and Heads of delegations as well as other dignitaries among them the UN World Tourism Organization Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili, a representative of the AU Commission Chairman and the Global CEO and President of the Hilton Group Christopher J. Nassetta.

While in Nairobi, Nassetta paid a courtesy call on President Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi where he outlined his plans to expand the Hilton Hotel chain to the rest of the country specifically to the Coast region.


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Cabinet approves the creation of regional roads authority

1 weeks ago, 16:40

By: Pscu

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 11 – Cabinet has approved the establishment of the Eastern Africa Regional Roads Authorities Forum (EARRAF).

Once established, EARRAF, will provide a platform for the harmonization of road infrastructure in East Africa especially transnational roads in terms of design, standards and costing.

The Authority will bring together agencies responsible for the implementation and management of road infrastructure in the region such as KenHA, KURA, KeRRA and the Kenya Roads Board in Kenya, Uganda National Roads Authority, Tanzania National Roads Agency among others.

The Cabinet also approved the medium-term budget for 2019 to 2020 financial year.

Also on the agenda was the recent 1st First Ordinary Session of African Tourism Ministers meeting in Nairobi which resolved to push for the fast-tracking of the establishment of the African Tourism Organization as a key agency for the promotion of the continent as a preferred global tourism destination.

The first African Tourism Ministers meeting held early this month in Nairobi brought together 27 ministers and Heads of delegations as well as other dignitaries among them the UN World Tourism Organization Secretary General Zurab Pololikashvili, a representative of the AU Commission Chairman and the Global CEO and President of the Hilton Group Christopher J. Nassetta.

While in Nairobi, Nassetta paid a courtesy call on President Kenyatta at State House, Nairobi where he outlined his plans to expand the Hilton Hotel chain to the rest of the country specifically to the Coast region.


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