Authorities in South Sudan’s Gbudwe State and bordering areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda have signed an agreement establishing a framework for cross-border trade, a local official aid.
Jackson Ezekiel, minister of local government in the proposed Gbudwe state, told Radio Tamazuj yesterday that they signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with their counterparts in neighbouring territories in Uganda and DRC to facilitate trade.
Ezekiel pointed out that Yambio town has been depending on goods brought from neighbouring Uganda and Congo. He explained that the new deal will try to eliminate barriers and reduce taxes imposed on traders from Yambio.
However, the official said that the agreement has not yet been operationalized.