Launch of EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System postponed

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 13 August 2020 at 12:25

The launch of EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System, a technology aimed at preventing further spread of the Coronavirus which was scheduled to take place on Wednesday, August 12, has been postponed.

The use of the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System is one of the decisions of a cabinet meeting held on May 29.

The postponement came after Tanzania’s request that the process be first fully understood by various EAC bodies, including the Council of Ministers, to get it approved.

The EAC Secretariat said that for this reason, the technology must first be approved by the ministers.

The launching date and places were expected to begin on August 12 and end on August 31, starting from the Rusumo border between Rwanda and Tanzania.

After Rusumo, next would have been the Mutukula border between Tanzania and Uganda on August 14; the Malaba border between Kenya and Uganda on August 21; Namanga border between Tanzania and Kenya on August 28 and finally, Kobero border between Burundi and Tanzania on August 31.

Under the technology, drivers will be required to install the application of this technology on their phones which will be used to monitor them from the start to the end.

The technology will be monitored at the headquarters of the EAC Secretariat, supported by four other locations in four countries namely Kenya, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda and on the Nimule border in South Sudan.

EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System scheduled to launch on Wednesday but postponed